House Passes Bill to Codify Same-Sex Marriage with Large Bipartisan Support
47 House Republicans joined all Democrats on Tuesday to pass a bill to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and codify same-sex and interracial marriage.
The legislation, which passed 267-157, was introduced after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade last month — a move that authorized states to enforce their own abortion restrictions. While same-sex marriage became legal nationwide after the 2015 Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, some Republicans have criticized the move for taking away power from the states. "All married people who are building their lives together must know that that the government will respect and recognize their marriages—for all time," House Judiciary Chair Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said in a floor speech. The bill will now need to gain at least 10 Republican votes in order to overcome the filibuster in the Senate.
Some left-rated outlets noted that the same-sex marriage legislation will have to "compete for precious floor time" with other Democratic priorities such as a drug pricing bill and a semiconductor production bill. Right-rated coverage highlighted House Republicans who labeled the legislation as "a solution in search of a problem."
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The House passed a bill that would provide protection for same-sex and interracial marriage under federal law, with Democratic lawmakers saying the recent Supreme Court ruling ending abortion rights could endanger other precedents.
The 267-157 vote on the Respect for Marriage Act comes the same week the chamber is also set to vote on the Right to Contraception Act. Both pieces of legislation would enshrine into law rights not enumerated in the Constitution but that the court has recognized in recent decades. Senate Democrats haven’t said if they will schedule votes on the House bills....
From the Right47 House Republicans back bill to protect same-sex marriage
A vote to codify same-sex marriage into federal law split House Republicans on Tuesday, with roughly a third of the GOP conference voting with Democrats in favor and the rest opposing.
In a 267-157 vote, the House passed legislation repealing the Defense of Marriage Act and enshrining protections for gay marriage into federal law. Overall, 47 House Republicans voted with nearly every single Democrat to back the measure, dubbed the Respect for Marriage Act.
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Lawmakers on Tuesday pushed a bill through the House of Representatives to protect same-sex marriage, amid worries that it may be in danger after the Supreme Court overturned the Roe v. Wade abortion precedent.
The vote on the bill, authored by House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), was 267 to 157. The bill drew significant Republican support, with 47 of the 211 House GOP members voting in favor, while no Democrats voted against it. The bipartisan support for the legislation suggests how much political momentum the issue has gained since the 2015 Supreme Court...
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