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US Senate passes bill protecting same-sex and interracial marriages

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The US Senate has approved a groundbreaking bill to protect same-sex and interracial marriage in federal law on 29 November.

Same-sex marriage was legalised in 2015 when the Supreme Court ruled that a previous law defining marriage as between a man and a woman was unconstitutional.

There has been a movement within the US to enshrine decisions in federal law following the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Roe v.

Wade established access to abortion as a constitutional right, but was overturned by the conservative majority in the Supreme Court.

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