In a momentous step forward for the LGBT community, President Joe Biden signed a historic bill on Tuesday granting new federal protections for same-sex and interracial couples. The bill, called the Respect for Marriage Act, rounds off a decade-long fight to secure and codify marriage rights for one of the nation’s most marginalized demographics.
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White House (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives has postponed voting on a bill defending federal recognition of same-sex unions that has the backing of both LGBT activists and religious organizations.
Initially, it was anticipated that the full House would discuss and approve the bill on Tuesday. It is now anticipated that it will be tacked onto a separate defense bill that House and Senate negotiators are still working out.