Senate passes landmark legislation protecting same-sex marriage rights: recap


A landmark same sex marriage Bill wins passage in the Senate. I am Lisa dwyer. The Senate has passed bipartisan legislation to protect same sex marriages. It's an extraordinary sign of shifting national politics on the issue and a measure of relief for hundreds of thousands of same sex couples who have married since the Supreme Court's 2015 decision that legalized gay marriage nationwide. The bill ensures that same sex and interracial marriages are enshrined in federal law. The Senate vote was 61 to 36. That includes support from 12 Republicans, Wisconsin senator Tammy Baldwin, who is a Democrat and the first openly U.S. gay senator, says today we

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