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President Joe Biden signs the Respect for Marriage Act on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 13, 2022.

Biden signs same-sex marriage bill into law amid Catholic bishops’ concerns

Dec 13, 2022

By Katie Yoder

President Joe Biden signed the Respect for Marriage Act (RFMA) into law Tuesday during a ceremony on the South Lawn... Read more

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, following the final vote on the Respect for Marriage Act in Washington, D.C., Dec. 8, 2022.

House passes same-sex marriage bill in final vote, sending it to Biden’s desk

Dec 8, 2022

By Katie Yoder

A total of 219 Democrats, along with 39 Republicans, voted “yea” to the bill. One hundred sixty-nine Republicans voted against... Read more


House expected to pass same-sex marriage bill Thursday

Dec 7, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The bill, which would repeal the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act and recognize same-sex marriages on a federal level, has ... Read more


What the same-sex marriage vote means for Catholics

Nov 30, 2022

By Edie Heipel

With Congress now poised to enshrine same-sex marriage into federal law — largely thanks to Senate Republicans — opponents of... Read more


Senate passes same-sex marriage bill, sending it back to the House

Nov 29, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The present bill would not require any state to allow same-sex couples to marry, but would require states to recognize... Read more

Sen. Mike Lee of Utah.

Sen. Mike Lee challenges Republicans backing ‘Respect for Marriage Act’

Nov 21, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Lee is calling on the 12 Republican senators who voted to advance the act to adopt protections for those who... Read more