Marriage equality bill heads to Biden’s desk following bipartisan U.S. House vote

Bill approved Thursday would repeal 1996 Defense of Marriage Act that had defined marriage as between one man and one woman

By: - December 8, 2022 11:30 am
U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin,

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin, speaks with a reporter as she leaves the Senate floor after the Senate passed a procedural vote on federal legislation protecting same-sex marriages, at the U.S. Capitol on Nov. 16, 2022, in Washington, D.C. Baldwin, the first openly gay woman to be elected to the House and the Senate, has led Senate negotiations on the bill. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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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.