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Senate to Vote on Same-Sex Marriage in Coming Weeks

posted on September 8, 2022

Mary Clare Jalonick of the Associated Press reports, “Majority Leader Chuck Schumer vowed Wednesday that the Senate will vote on legislation to protect same-sex marriage ‘in the coming weeks’ as a bipartisan group backing the bill negotiates changes to gain more Republican support.” The bill’s sponsors worry that the right to same-sex marriage could be in jeopardy after the Supreme Court’s ruling that overturned abortion rights this summer. Jalonick writes, “To win over more Senate Republicans, negotiators are planning to introduce amendments aimed at addressing concerns from some about ‘religious liberty’ – the rights of religious institutions or religious business owners to oppose same-sex marriage, for example.”

Read at The Associated Press