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Congress’s historic shift on marriage equality, in 2 charts

Posted on AllSides December 9th, 2022
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On Thursday, the House passed the Respect for Marriage Act, a historic bill that codifies federal protections for marriage equality and demonstrates a stark reversal nearly a quarter-century after Congress passed a bill intended to deny same-sex couples those same rights.

An overwhelming majority of House lawmakers supported the bill, including 39 Republicans, voting 258-169 to pass a version of it for the second time. House lawmakers approved a previous iteration of the legislation in July, though they had to vote on it again because of new language the Senate added on...

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