January 28, 2023

Senate PASSES vote to make same-sex marriage federal law

With 11 Republicans joining all Democrats to send bill back to the home

The United States  Senate  voted to enshrine the right to same-sex and interracial marriage into federal regulation on Tuesday.  

The Regard For Marriage Act given to a 61-36 vote.   Eleven Republicans voted with Democrats on the measure.

It now heads back to the House of Representatives, where it’s likely to pass the Democrat-controlled chamber swiftly enough to head to Chief executive Joe Biden’s desk before the current Congressional term is over.  

Democrat   Senator Tammy Baldwin, who assisted spearhead the bill, made an appearance emotional on the chamber ground before the final vote.

Other Democrats dressed in symbolic shades to indicate the historic legislation, with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer wearing the same tie up he wore to his daughter’s same-sex wedding and Senator Kyrsten Sinema choosing her outfit to symbolize the colors of the bisexual pride flag.

‘ The particular Senate just passed the Respect for Marriage Behave! This is a huge win in the fight to protect marriage equal rights, ‘ Congressional Progressive Caucus Chair Rep. Pramila Jayapal said in a statement right after Tuesday’s vote.

‘ There’s no time to waste. The House must act quickly to get it to the President’s desk. ‘

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