House passes bill codifying same-sex marriage right

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19 Jul 2022, 5:33 pm

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The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill to codify the right to same-sex marriage in the wake of the Supreme Court's reversal of Roe v. Wade -- with one justice writing that the right to same-sex marriage should also be reversed.

The final vote was 267-157, with 47 Republicans joining every Democrat in the majority.

Notable among those conservatives was Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming -- in a break from her past stance on the issue, which famously put her at odds with her parents and sister. In 2021, she reversed her opinion.

Following Nadler's introduction of the marriage bill Tuesday, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, called the proposal an attempt to "intimidate" the Supreme Court and said the threat to same-sex marriage was a "manufactured crisis" -- accusing Democrats of using the the legislation as a political tool.

"Democrats can't run on their disastrous record, they can't run on any accomplishments less than four months before an election," Jordan said.

Both he and Texas Republican Rep. Mike Johnson said there was no need for the bill.

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