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Same-Sex Marriage – US Senate protects marriage for all – News




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  • The US Senate voted on legislation to protect same-sex marriage.
  • According to this, marriages that have already been concluded must be recognized in all US states.
  • Next, the House of Representatives must approve the bill.

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A symbolic image from the Pride in Lausanne

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61 of the 100 senators voted in favor of the new bill on Tuesday evening. This means that some Republican senators have also approved the democratic project. Same-sex marriages in the US have been legalized by the US Supreme Court since 2015. A 1996 law that defined marriage as a bond between a man and a woman was declared unconstitutional.

While the newly passed bill will not force individual states to allow same-sex couples to marry, it does require legal marriages to be recognized elsewhere. In addition, they will be protected if the Supreme Court, which is now mostly conservative, overturns the 2015 verdict. Because one of the judges, the arch-conservative Clarence Thomas, placed the decision on same-sex marriage in a series of judgments that should be reconsidered.

The further process

After the Senate, the House of Representatives must also vote on the bill. In all probability, the Chamber of Congress will also approve the proposal, since the Democrats currently still have a majority there. If the law also clears this hurdle, it will end up on the table of US President Joe Biden for the final signature. That would be a big win for Biden and the Democrats.


SRF 4 News, November 30, 2022, 2:00 a.m.;



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