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Nov 16 2022
Senators Vote To Advance Bill Enshrining Same-Sex & Interracial Marriage Protections In Federal Law Comments (0)

Same-sex-marriage-codify-senate-gay-marriage-interracial-boycultureThe moment the Respect for Marriage Act passed. (Image via video still)

Gay marriage is officially more popular than abortion in the Senate.

Today, in an afternoon session, 99 senators (Republican Ben Sasse was out due to a family emergency) voted to bypass a key procedural hurdle, thus advancing a bill to protect same-sex and interracial marriage. The magic number was 60, and the vote hit 62.


The Republicans who voted to advance the bill:

Roy Blunt (Missouri)

Richard Burr (North Carolina)

Shelley Capito (West Virginia)

Susan Collins (Maine)

Joni Ernst (Iowa)

Cynthia Lummis (Wyoming)

Lisa Murkowski (Alaska)

Rob Portman (Ohio)

Dan Sullivan (Alaska)

Mitt Romney (Utah)

Thom Thillis (North Carolina)

Todd Young (Indiana)

This vote was needed because everyone with a brain can divine that the Supreme Court will eventually chuck the decisions that allowed same-sex and probably even interracial marriage at some point, though the latter would probably set off a larger firestorm.