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Congress is considering making same-sex marriage federal law – a political scientist explains how this issue became less polarized over time

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public opinion and different state laws on abortion rights are sharply dividing the country, there’s growing indication that most people agree on another once-controversial topic – protecting same-sex marriage.The U.S.

House of Representatives voted on July 19, 2022, to enshrine same-sex marriage into law with a bipartisan vote – all 220 Democratic representatives voted in favor, joined by 47 Republican colleagues.

The Respect for Marriage Act, as it is called, would repeal the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, a federal law that defines marriage as the legal union between a man and a woman.The bill faces an uncertain fate in the closely divided Senate – so far, five Republicans out of 50 have said they would vote for it.

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