The House of Representatives voted on Thursday to pass a bill to protect same-sex and interracial marriage, the final step before President Joe Biden signs it into law.
The House vote was 258 out of 169, with 39 Republicans and Democrats voting in favor. After the vote, there was a standing ovation in the hall.
While the bill does not require all states to legalize same-sex marriage, it does require states to recognize legal marriages in other states.
Responding to Supreme Court Appeal Roe v. Wade.
The bill, called the Respect for Marriage Act, was passed by the Senate last week by a vote of 61 to 36, with the support of all Democrats and 12 Republicans. .
If the Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges’ 2015 Same-Same Marriage Legalization Act stipulates that states can still pass laws banning same-sex marriage, but states must also recognize same-sex marriage.
Same kind from other countries.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a commentary for the Washington Post on Wednesday that she was “delighted” to see that the latest bill she helped pass while in office was a bill to protect marriage. homosexuality in the United States Congress.
“Although I started my career fighting for the LGBTQ community, I am delighted that the last bill I will sign as Speaker is the Respect for Marriage Act: Make Sure the Federal Government doesn’t stop the people who represent you… The people you love,” she wrote in her op-ed.
President Joe Biden praised the Senate’s passage of the Respect for Marriage Act last week, saying that “for millions of Americans, this legislation will protect the right that LGBTQI+ and interracial couples and children have their rights and protections.”
Biden added: “After the House passes this legislation and sends it to my desk, I look forward to welcoming it to the White House, where I will move swiftly and proudly.“
The Supreme Court’s decision in June to repeal the federal constitutional right to abortion sparked controversy and criticism from liberal groups and raised concerns that the court’s conservative majority might target future same-sex marriage goals. For example, when Justice Clarence Thomas overturned Roe v. Wade, the court issued a sweeping ruling in 2015 in Obergefell v. Hodges, paving the way for same-sex marriage nationwide.
The Supreme Court is currently hearing cases related to LGBTQ rights and religious freedom.
Some conservative members of the Supreme Court agreed with a graphic designer’s rationale for wanting to create a website to celebrate a wedding but refused to work with same-sex couples on Monday.
Conservative judges viewed the case through the lens of free speech, arguing that the government cannot force artists or those who produce certain products to make statements that violate religious beliefs .
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