GOP support for same-sex marriage protections builds in U.S. Senate

Respect for Marriage Act would repeal a 1996 federal law known as the Defense of Marriage Act that defined marriage as between one man and one woman

By: - July 26, 2022 2:13 pm
U.S. Sen. Susan Collins

Sen. Susan Collins, a Maine Republican, talks with reporters about the Respect for Marriage Act, on Tuesday, July 26, 2022. (Jennifer Shutt/States Newsroom)

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.