House Passes Same Sex Marriage

  •  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 ‘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.

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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.



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