The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to protect same-sex marriage.
The ‘Respect for Marriage Act’ passed the House on a 258 to 169 vote. After the vote was finalized, the House chamber erupted with cheers from lawmakers. Congress pursued this legislation following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision. Some Democrats worried the court would overturn rulings that protect same-sex marriage. The bill does not set a national requirement that all states must legalize same-sex marriage, but it does require states to recognize another state’s legal marriage. The UP’s Representative Jack Bergman (R- MI) voted against this legislation.
The legislation now heads to Biden’s desk for his signature.