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Gay marriage bill hits snag in U.S. Senate; no vote until after elections
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: September 15, 2022 05:52PM
Oh, it's okay. The Supreme Court ruled that it's guaranteed...back in 2015.

Gay marriage bill hits snag in U.S. Senate; no vote until after elections
[www.reuters.com]

WASHINGTON, Sept 15 (Reuters) - U.S. Senate votes on legislation protecting gay marriage on Thursday was put off until after the Nov. 8 congressional elections, as negotiators failed to win enough Republican support to ensure passage.

The delay dashed the hopes of advocates who had sought prompt action on a bill already passed by the House of Representatives that would ensure protection for same-sex and interracial marriages.

The move came after weeks of closed-door talks between a small group of Democratic and Republican senators who looked at ways to amend the House bill in order to attract at least 10 Republican supporters who would join 48 Democrats and two independents.

The U.S. Census Bureau in 2019 estimated that there were 543,000 same-sex married couple households and 469,000 households with same-sex unmarried partners living together.

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Early on, Senator Mitt Romney was one of several Republicans saying there was no need to tackle such legislation after the Supreme Court ruled in 2015 that the right to marry is guaranteed to same-sex couples.
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Re: Gay marriage bill hits snag in U.S. Senate; no vote until after elections
Posted by: Acer
Date: September 15, 2022 07:35PM
Sounds like settled law to me! What do you think, Brett? Amy? John? Sam? Ginny?
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Re: Gay marriage bill hits snag in U.S. Senate; no vote until after elections
Posted by: deckeda
Date: September 16, 2022 06:55AM
The Democrats should just claim it’ll happen but that Republicans don’t want to appear to support civil rights before an election. Force the issue regardless.
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Re: Gay marriage bill hits snag in U.S. Senate; no vote until after elections
Posted by: pdq
Date: September 16, 2022 07:28AM

Lucy Republicans explaining to Charlie Brown Tammy Baldwin (D-Gullible-ville) that there
will be enough Republican votes in Senate to avoid filibuster, but only after the midterms
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