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Bill to Protect Marriage Equality in US


A Bill to protect samesex marriages as well as those of inter-racial couples is expected to pass the United States Senate on Tuesday evening. The House would then need to approve the legislation before sending it to President Joe Biden’s desk to be signed into law. News Network CNN says that “While the bill would not set a national requirement that all states must legalize same-sex marriage, it would require individual states to recognize another state’s legal marriage. So, in the event the Supreme Court might overturn its 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges decision that legalized same-sex marriage, a state could still pass a law to ban same-sex marriage, but that state would be required to recognize a same-sex marriage from another state”. Perhaps surprisingly, given the rancour with which the right wing has been behaving in American politics for the last few years, there were many Republican Senators who indicated that they were voting in favour of the Bill. Utah Sen. Mitt Romney, meanwhile, said the “bill made sense” and “provides important religious liberty protections.” He went on: “While I believe in traditional marriage, Obergefell is and has been the law of the land upon which LGBTQ individuals have relied,” Romney said in a statement. “This legislation provides certainty to many LGBTQ Americans, and it signals that Congress – and I – esteem and love all of our fellow Americans equally.”  

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