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House passes Bill to protect same-sex marriages and interracial marriages.

The House voted to pass legislation on Thursday to protect same-sex and interracial marriage, making this the last step before the bill goes to President Joe Biden for his signature and becomes law. This is Exciting News for the LGBTQIA COMMUNITY because it just means we are one step closer to becoming law.

While the bill would not set a national requirement that all states must legalize same-sex marriage, it would require individual states to recognize another state’s legal marriage. This is still considered a win in my book because marriages and the rights that come with them are still possible. The Respect for Marriage Act passed the Democratic-led House in a 258-169-1 vote, as 39 Republicans joined all Democrats in supporting it. It also won bipartisan support in the Democratic-controlled Senate in late November: 12 GOP senators crossed party lines to vote for the legislation.

The Respect for Marriage Act formally repeals the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, which was signed into law by then-President Bill Clinton. That bill denied same-sex couples federal benefits and permitted states to refuse to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states.

I am happy a Bill was created to keep the progress and efforts that was made

for the LGBTQ community to keep the equal rights of marriage because Love is Love.

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