, the House passed the Respect for Marriage Act, which mostly codifies protections for same-sex and interracial marriages. Now, it's on to President Biden for his signature.
Out gay Rep. Ritchie Torres (D-New York) presided over the bill's debate:
NOW: Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would have the honor of presiding over the debate on the Respect for Marriage Act.— Ritchie Torres (@RitchieTorres) December 8, 2022
The vote for marriage equality is an empowering moment for me as the first Afro-Latino LGBTQ Member of Congress. pic.twitter.com/BaJuOnuiDT
Noteworthy: 169 House Republicans (and 36 Senate Republicans) voted against this.
Watch this ridiculous Missouri woman CRY over equality for others:
Hartzler says her priority is protecting people who believe in the true meaning of marriage and then starts to cry while she asks for her colleagues to vote against marriage equality pic.twitter.com/yk7loKCd4G— Acyn (@Acyn) December 8, 2022