The bill now goes back to the House for a final vote before heading to President Biden's desk.
The Respect for Marriage Act was approved 61-36, with unanimous support from Democrats and 12 GOP votes after defeating a filibuster and rejecting three amendments offered by Republicans who oppose the bill.The measure now returns to the House for a final vote before it can go to President Joe Biden, who is expected to sign it into law.The Senate vote reflects the rapidly growing public support for legal same-sex marriage, which hit a new high of 71% in Gallup tracking polls in June, up from just 27% in 1996 when Gallup first began polling the issue. . . .For some Republicans, backing the bill has sparked blowback.“My days since the first cloture vote on the Respect for Marriage Act as amended have involved a painful exercise in accepting admonishment and fairly brutal self soul-searching — entirely avoidable, I might add, had I simply chosen to vote 'no,'” Sen. Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming, one of the GOP supporters, said on the Senate floor.“I, and many like me, have been vilified and despised by some who disagree with our beliefs. They do not withhold bitter invective. They use their own hateful speech to make sure that I, and others who believe as I do, that we are hated and despised by them,” she added.
It doesn't sound MAGA are "vibrating to the resonance of unconditional love."
Just because some men say that homos have the right to their perversion doesn't mean that the right exists.
Rights do not come from governments, but from God.