Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Sep 15, 2022 / 15:55 pm
The Senate has delayed a highly-anticipated vote to enshrine same-sex marriage into law until after the midterm elections this November.
The news was announced by lawmakers Thursday after weeks of bipartisan deliberations that left some Republicans with objections to the act’s potential religious liberty implications.
The bill, titled the Respect for Marriage Act, follows the House version that was passed earlier in July.
It is being led by Sens. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin). and Susan Collins (R-Maine), who are working across aisles to gain at least 10 GOP Senate votes needed to pass it.