Passed With Help Of 39 House Republicans

  • The House of Representatives with bipartisan support passed legislation on Thursday that would codify same-sex marriage protections.
  • Lawmakers voted to enact the bill 258 to 169, with 39 Republicans breaking with their party to join 219 Democrats on the motion.
  • Many Republicans objected to the Respect for Marriage Act on the grounds that it lacked sufficient provisions prohibiting discrimination against religious institutions and individuals.
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