The US Congress passes a regulation to defend homosexual marriage

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The House of Representatives has ratified by a big majority the textual content authorized by the Senate, all that is still is for Joe Biden to signal the regulation, one thing that he has assured that he’ll do “with satisfaction and velocity”

The House of Representatives of the United States Congress has authorized this Thursday the invoice to safeguard gay unions, in a measure that solely stays the signature of the president, Joe Biden, and marks unprecedented federal safety for marriage between folks of the identical intercourse.

The laws, titled the Respect Marriage Act, has handed with a outstanding bipartisan consensus, 258 in favor to 169 towards, due to Republicans successful a further modification giving non secular organizations some leeway on this sense. Following this modification, 39 Republican congressmen have given their vote.

This modification removes obligations on non secular organizations to supply companies that assist same-sex marriage and ensures that the federal authorities doesn’t acknowledge polygamous marriage.

It ought to be remembered, in response to ‘The Hill’, that the measure was already authorized final week within the Senate by 61 votes in favor to 36 towards after months of negotiations, with the assist of 12 Republican senators.

After the approval of the invoice within the Senate, Biden has assured that he’ll ratify it “with satisfaction and velocity” to enshrine federal protections for same-sex {couples} and interracial {couples}, ordering states to acknowledge marriages no matter ” intercourse, race, ethnicity or nationwide origin of these individuals”.

Additionally, the measure repeals the Defense of Marriage Law, a 1996 regulation that acknowledges marriage as “solely the authorized union between a person and a lady as husband and spouse,” and refers back to the phrase partner as “an individual of the other intercourse who’s husband or spouse”.