By a vote of 61-36, the U.S. Senate approved the Respect for Marriage Act today which will enshrine same-sex marriage rights into federal law, granting protections to same-sex and interracial couples. Continue reading “Senate Votes 61-36 In Favor Of Same-Sex Marriage Rights”
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• Washington Blade: Passage of the Respect for Marriage Act became all but certain with the U.S. Senate’s procedural 61-35 vote on Monday night to skip any additional debate in the chamber over the landmark legislation. A final vote is expected later this week. Continue reading “LGBTQ Rights Protester At World Cup + More News”
In this week’s episode of The Randy Report podcast, I cover what we know so far about the deadly Club Q shooting in Colorado Springs which resulted in 5 dead and 17+ injured. Plus… Continue reading “Podcast: Deadly Club Q Shooting, Pro Basketball Player Comes Out + More”
The bipartisan group of U.S. Senators who have been working on passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, which would enshrine marriage equality into federal law, say they have come to an agreement on legislative language that will garner the required 60 votes. Continue reading “Respect For Marriage Act Scheduled For Senate Vote This Week”
In this week’s podcast, the U.S. Senate will NOT be voting on the Respect for Marriage Act before the midterm elections. Plus… Continue reading “Podcast: Kit Connor Deletes Twitter, New Music From Ryan Nealon + More”
Out Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D) of Wisconsin says she believes there are at least 10 Republican votes in the Senate to pass the Respect for Marriage Act which would codify marriage equality into law. Continue reading “Tammy Baldwin Believes There Are 10 GOP Votes For Marriage Bill”
The head of Log Cabin Republicans, the gay conservative group which has never been well-received by the full Republican party, issued this statement begging U.S. Senate Republicans to vote in favor of the Respect for Marriage Act. Continue reading “Log Cabin Republicans Beg GOP Senators To Support Same-Sex Marriage Bill”
The House of Representatives has passed the Respect for Marriage Act, which would codify same sex marriage into law, by a bipartisan vote of 267-157. Continue reading “House Votes To Protect Same-Sex Marriage In Bipartisan Vote”
Hot on the heels of yesterday’s SCOTUS decisions, the Respect for Marriage Act was re-introduced in both houses of Congress, Freedom to Marry reports:
Representative Jerrold Nadler of New York and Senator Dianne Feinstein of California today reintroduced the Respect for Marriage Act, the bill that would repeal the entirety of the federal so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and assure all married couples equal treatment for all federal programs and purposes.
The move swiftly followed today’s powerful ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court, striking down a central part of DOMA and calling into question marriage discrimination.