ADVERTISEMENT

US House Passes Bill to Protect Same-Sex Marriages From a Supreme Court Overturn

Forty-seven House Republicans also supported the bill, known as the Respect for Marriage Act.

Published
World
1 min read
US House Passes Bill to Protect Same-Sex Marriages From a Supreme Court Overturn
i

The US House of Representatives passed a bill on Wednesday, 20 July, on protecting same-sex marriages amid concerns that the Supreme Court's overruling of the landmark Roe v. Wade puts other rights at risk.

Talking about apex court, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said, "Let’s face it: This is a MAGA Supreme Court – a MAGA, right-wing extremist Supreme Court – very, very far away from not only where the average American is, but even the average Republican.”

Forty-seven House Republicans also supported the bill, known as the Respect for Marriage Act.

The main case in question is Obergefell v. Hodges, a 2015 ruling by the SC that established same-sex marriage as a right under the 14th Amendment.
ADVERTISEMENT

In his opinion in the 2022 ruling that overturned Roe, however, Justice Clarence Thomas wrote that cases like Obergefell and other cases should be looked at again.

The bill will have to face stiff Republican opposition in the Senate.

"You've got a ton of people who have entered into gay marriages, and it would be more than a little chaotic for the court to do something that somehow disrupted those marriages that have been entered into in accordance with the law," Senator Ted Cruz of Texas had said last weekend.

(With inputs from Reuters and New York Times.)

(At The Quint, we are answerable only to our audience. Play an active role in shaping our journalism by becoming a member. Because the truth is worth it.)

Read and Breaking News at the Quint, browse for more from news and world

ADVERTISEMENT
Edited By :Padmashree Pande
Speaking truth to power requires allies like you.
Become a Member
22

25 10% off

90

100 10% off

180

200 10% off

or more

PREMIUM

3 months
12 months
12 months
Check Member Benefits
Read More
ADVERTISEMENT
Stay Updated

Subscribe To Our Daily Newsletter And Get News Delivered Straight To Your Inbox.

Join over 120,000 subscribers!
ADVERTISEMENT
More News
×
×