US Congress passes bill to protect same-sex marriage

US Congress passes bill to protect same-sex marriage

2 months ago

WASHINGTON: The US Congress on Thursday (Dec 8) passed landmark legislation to protect same-sex marriage under federal law, and President Joe Biden has vowed to quickly sign the measure.

The vote in the House of Representatives saw 39 Republicans join a united Democratic majority in a rare show of bipartisanship, provoking loud cheers on the floor less than 10 days after the Senate passed the same bill.

"Today, Congress took a critical step to ensure that Americans have the right to marry the person they love," Biden said in a statement.

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