House passes bill to protect same-sex marriage in effort to counter Supreme Court
The Democrat-led House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to pass a bill that would enshrine protections for same-sex marriage into federal law.
The bipartisan final vote was 267 to 157 with 47 Republicans joining with Democrats to vote for the bill. It's not clear, however, whether the bill can pass the Senate where at least 10 Republicans would need to join with Democrats to overcome the filibuster's 60-vote threshold.
The vote comes amid fears among Democrats that the conservative majority on the Supreme Court could take aim at same-sex marriage in the future,...