Results from Tag: 'same-sex marriage'

The U.S. Capitol is seen in Washington on July 18.

US House Passes Respect for Marriage Act

In the July 19 vote, Democrats in favor of the bill were joined by 74 Republicans. The bill would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, which defined marriage federally as the union of a man and a woman and permitted states not to recognize same-sex marriages contracted in other states.

The Senate voted 21-8, with three abstentions, in favor of the report from the joint committee the morning of Dec. 7.

Chile Legalizes ‘Same-Sex Marriage’

The bill was “more urgent than pensions, more urgent than violence, more urgent than decent healthcare. There is no other bill, not even healthcare, which is paramount, to be so fast-tracked,” Constantino lamented.