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Senate Passes Respect for Marriage Act with 12 Republicans Joining to Ensure Same-Sex Marriage Protections

John Becker, 오른쪽, hugs his friend and fellow LGBT advocate Paul Guequierre, outside the Supreme Court in Washington, 금요일, 6 월 26, 2015, after the court declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the US.

John Becker, 오른쪽, hugs his friend and fellow LGBT advocate Paul Guequierre, outside the Supreme Court in Washington, 금요일, 6 월 26, 2015, after the court declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the US.

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미국. Senate has passed the Respect for Marriage Act, a congressional attempt at permanently protecting the right to same-sex marriage.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer brought the measure to the floor after a bipartisan group of lawmakers determined they had the votes.

The bill, after it is signed into law by President 조 바이든, will repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, NS 1996 law that said the federal government will not recognize any same-sex marriages performed by states.

While currently unenforceable thanks to landmark Supreme Court decisions United States v. 윈저 그리고 오버게펠 v. Hodges, DOMA still exists on paper, meaning it could be reinstated if those rulings were overturned by the Supreme Court’s conservative stronghold.

Some have suggested that the court’s decision to 전복 로브이. 걸어 건너기 paves a path to target same-sex relationships — a theory that has seemingly been backed up by one justice himself.

In a concurring opinion on the 어란 case, Justice Clarence Thomas wrote that the Supreme Court should reconsider Griswold v. 코네티컷, 로렌스 대. 텍사스, 그리고 오버게펠 v. 남자 이름s — the rulings that currently protect the right to buy and use contraceptives without government restriction, the right to a same-sex relationship, and the right to same-sex marriage.

From Thomasconcurring opinion: “… in future cases, we should reconsider all of this Court’s substantive due process precedents, including Griswold, 로렌스, and Obergefell. Because any substantive due process decision is ‘demonstrably erroneous,’ … we have a duty to ‘correct the errorestablished in those precedents…”

Despite the conservative justice’s opinion, national polls show record-high support for marriage equality.

The support for marriage equality is so consistent across poll after poll after poll,” David Stacy, government affairs director for the 인권 캠페인, told PEOPLE in an earlier interview. “The numbers are ticking up and they’re sticking.

Supporters of same sex marriage rally in front of the Supreme Court awaiting a ruling to legalize gay marriage nationwide, 6 월, 25, 2015 워싱턴에서, DC.

Supporters of same sex marriage rally in front of the Supreme Court awaiting a ruling to legalize gay marriage nationwide, 6 월, 25, 2015 워싱턴에서, DC.

Supporters of same-sex marriage await the groundbreaking Supreme Court ruling.
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7월, the House passed RFMA in a 267-157 vote, ~와 함께 47 Republican representatives joining Democrats in defending marriage equality.

화요일에, 12 Republicans joined Democrats in passing the bill in the Senate, including Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina, 그것의. Susan Collins of Maine, 그것의. Rob Portman of Ohio, 그것의. Richard Burr of North Carolina, 그것의. Todd Young of Indiana, 그것의. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, 그것의. Mitt Romney of Utah, 그것의. Joni Ernst of Iowa, 그것의. Roy Blunt of Missouri, 그것의. Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming as well as Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan of Alaska, AP통신에 따르면.

Other Republicans noted their stance against the bill early on, with Florida Republican Marco Rubio, telling CNN reporter Manu Raju it wasa stupid waste of time” 올해 초.

Because the Senate made some minor tweaks to the bill in order to get Republicans’ 지원하다, the new RFMA language will need to be reapproved by the House before Biden signs it into law. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer announced Tuesday that he plans to hold a vote on the amended bill as early as Dec. 6.

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Even when DOMA becomes law, it will not be able to require state governments to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples or grant them state-level marriage benefits, as states have the ultimate authority over marriage benefits, second only to the Supreme Court.

What would the bill could do, according to language released this week, ~이다 “require the federal government to recognize a marriage between two individuals if the marriage was valid in the state where it was performed” 그리고 “guarantee that valid marriages between two individuals are given full faith and credit, regardless of the couple’s sex, race, 민족성, or national origin.