Same-Sex Marriage Bill in Senate Gets Delayed Until After Midterm Elections

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Same-Sex Marriage Bill in Senate Gets Delayed Until After Midterm Elections

A Senate vote on legislation to ensure federal recognition of same-sex marriage is being delayed until after November’s midterm elections as backers continue to seek enough Republican votes to get the bill passed, one of the bill’s lead sponsors said. 

The legislation grew out of concerns that the current conservative-leaning Supreme Court could overturn the 2015 ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges that established the right of same-sex couples to marry. After it overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision establishing a constitutional right to abortion, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas wrote in a concurring opinion that the court should review other “due process precedents,” including the ruling in Obergefell.

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