ALERT: US Senate Takes Action on Same-Sex Marriages

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( – LATE-BREAKING NEWS: In a filibuster-proof move that has angered social conservatives and many Republicans, the United States Senate voted to advance same-sex marriage legislation late last night.

As the conservative National Review publication notes in “Senate Votes to Advance Same-Sex Marriage Bill“:

“An amendment adding religious-freedom protections to the Respect for Marriage Act cleared a procedural hurdle in the Senate on Monday, paving the way for a final vote on the full bill on Tuesday.

“The Senate voted 61–35 to overcome a filibuster, advancing the bill to provide federal protections for same-sex marriages. The amendment, drafted by a bipartisan group of senators including Senator Susan Collins (R., Maine) and Tammy Baldwin (D., Wis.), is an effort to assuage Republican concerns about religious liberty.” [emphasis added]

Explaining what happened, the article notes:

“‘Through bipartisan collaboration, we’ve crafted commonsense language to confirm that this legislation fully respects and protects Americans’ religious liberties and diverse beliefs, while leaving intact the core mission of the legislation to protect marriage equality,’ Collins and Baldwin said in a joint statement with Senators Kyrsten Sinema (D., Ariz.), Thom Tillis (R., N.C.), and Rob Portman (R., Ohio).” [emphasis added]


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