The Minneapolis Pride Parade on June 26, 2022. Photo by Zack Benz

House passes bill to codify same-sex marriage

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The House of Representatives passed the Respect for Marriage Act in a vote of 267 to 157 on Tuesday, a bill that could codify same-sex marriage nationwide if passed in the Senate.

The legislation, which comes in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling overturning Roe v. Wade last month, would also repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, a 1996 law signed by former president Bill Clinton that defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman.

The legislation faces an uncertain fate in the Senate, where at least 10 Republicans would need to join with Democrats to overcome the filibuster.

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