Senate Advances Same-Sex Marriage Bill With Some GOP Support

U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) holds a gavel during the 52nd Annual San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration on June 26, 2022 in San Francisco, California.

At a glance

  • The procedural vote passed 62 to 37.
  • The Republican senators who voted to advance the bill were Roy Blunt (MO), Richard Burr (NC), Shelley Moore Capito (WV), Susan Collins (ME), Todd Young (IN), Joni Ernst (IA), Cynthia Lummis (WY), Lisa Murkowski (AK), Rob Portman (OH), Mitt Romney (UT), Dan Sullivan (AK), and Thom Tillis (NC).
  • Greg Baylor, senior counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, told The Daily Wire that “the original version of the bill created serious threats to religious liberty. The changes to the bill did virtually nothing to address those threats. The amendments to the bill that purport to protect religious liberty are mere window dressing.”

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