By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews)
Source: United States House of Representatives (Information)
Washington, District of Columbia: Members of the United States House of Representatives have passed on Thursday, December 8th, 2022 the Respect for Marriage Act.
Picture: C-SPAN (Courtesy)
The United States House of Representatives vote was 258-169-1, and comes after the United States Senate passed the bill last week by a vote of 61-36.
United States President Joe Biden is expected to promptly sign the measure but no details were released on exactly when he will.
The Respect for Marriage Act would requires all states to recognize same-sex marriages, a relief for hundreds of thousands of couples who have married since the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision that legalized those marriages nationwide.
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.
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