The Associated Press reports:
Staring down the prospect of divided government in the next Congress, Senate Democrats are moving forward with legislation this week to protect same sex and interracial marriages. It’s a vote that’s “as personal as it gets,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said.
Schumer is holding a test vote on the bill Wednesday, betting that at least 10 Republicans will vote with all 50 Democrats to move forward with the legislation to ensure that same-sex and interracial marriages are legally recognized nationwide.
If the Senate votes to move forward with the legislation, a final vote could come as soon as this week, or by the end of the month, while Democrats still control the House. Republicans are on the verge of winning the House majority and would be unlikely to take up the issue next year.
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Senate Democrats are moving ahead with legislation to protect same sex and interracial marriages, betting on some GOP support. It’s a vote that’s “as personal as it gets,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says. https://t.co/JuDof2eSyL
— The Associated Press (@AP) November 16, 2022
NEW: Sen. John Cornyn is a NO on the Respect for Marriage Act that the Senate will vote on tomorrow, which will codify marriage equality. @TexasTribune
Senators announced a deal yesterday that is expected to give the bill a veto-proof, 60 vote majority.
— Stephen Neukam (@stephen_neukam) November 15, 2022
It’s not the government’s job to decide who Montanans can love and marry, end of story.
When the Senate votes today on the Respect for Marriage Act, I will proudly vote YES.
— Senator Jon Tester (@SenatorTester) November 16, 2022
Vote Scheduled: At 3:15pm, on Wednesday, November 16th, the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Cal. #449, H.R.8404, Respect for Marriage Act.
— Senate Cloakroom (@SenateCloakroom) November 16, 2022
A bipartisan Senate deal to enshrine same-sex marriage protections into federal law has convinced at least one holdout: Sen. Mitt Romneyhttps://t.co/cjatEyd12p
— POLITICO (@politico) November 16, 2022