“Faced with the likely possibility that the U.S. Supreme Court is poised to take away the constitutional right to marry for same-sex couples’, Congressional Democrats this week reintroduced legislation designed to forestall potential fallout of a reversal of the court’s landmark 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges ruling.
The Respect for Marriage Act (RFMA) sailed through the U.S. House on Tuesday with support from a quarter of the Republican caucus totalling 47 members. A companion bill in the U.S. Senate introduced by Democratic Sens. Tammy Baldwin (WI) and Dianne Feinstein (CA), with co-sponsors Republican Sens. Rob Portman (OH) and Susan Collins (ME), now stands a realistic chance of securing the endorsement of 10 Senate Republicans, which is necessary to reach the 60-vote bipartisan threshold majority to break a filibuster…”