- The House voted 267 to 157 on Tuesday to advance the Defense of Marriage Act
- Vote came amid concerns overturning Roe v. wade could jeopardize more rights
- It will now head to the Senate where it faces a tougher and uncertain passage
- Liz Cheney, Elise Stefanik and Tom Emmer led GOP contingent crossing the aisle
- Republicans called the bill a sham and unnecessary with other ongoing issues
- Michigan GOP Rep. Lisa McClain told DailyMail.com: ‘Is that really the most pressing issue facing our country?’
The House on Tuesday night voted 267 to 157 to pass a bill that would recognize same-sex marriage in federal law.
Forty-seven Republicans joined all Democrats in sending the Defense of Marriage Act to the Senate where it faces a tougher challenge of getting through.
The vote came amid concerns that the Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade abortion access could jeopardize other rights.
Democrats argued intensely in favor of enshrining marriage equality in federal law, while Republicans steered clear of openly rejecting gay marriage.
Instead leading Republicans said the bill was a sham and unnecessary amid other issues facing the nation and the Biden administration.