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Landmark same-sex marriage bill wins Senate passage

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed bipartisan legislation Tuesday to protect same-sex marriages, an extraordinary sign of shifting national politics on the issue and a measure of relief for the hundreds of thousands of same-sex couples who have married since the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision that legalized gay marriage nationwide.
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Washington Examiner

Republican Senators are failing to protect religious liberty

In mid-November, 12 Republicans joined every Democrat in the Senate in voting for cloture on the so-called Respect for Marriage Act, which overcomes the filibuster and allows the bill to move forward for finalization. While the name of the bill may sound attractive to those who support religious liberty, the...
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The Hill’s Morning Report — Senate protects same-sex marriage; House aims to avert rail strike

Editor’s note: The Hill’s Morning Report is our daily newsletter that dives deep into Washington’s agenda. To subscribe, click here or fill out the box below. Amid the nation’s shifting politics and Congress’s fluctuating incentives to compromise, the Senate on Tuesday approved bipartisan legislation that codifies same-sex marriage and interracial marriage (The Hill).
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NBC News

Democrats face a daunting 2024 Senate map, jeopardizing control of chamber

WASHINGTON — If it’s Wednesday ... A Jury convicts Oath Keepers founder of seditious conspiracy for Jan. 6 attack on Capitol. ... The Senate passes a bill codifying protection of gay marriage by 61-36 vote. ... House Democrats are set to elect a new generation of leaders. … Democrats dominate the airwaves in Georgia's Senate runoff. ... And NBC’s Marc Caputo has more on that Trump-Ye-Fuentes dinner.
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Here are the 12 Senate Republicans who helped pass same-sex marriage bill

Twelve Senate Republicans on Tuesday supported final approval of a bill securing federal protections for same-sex marriage, allowing it to surpass the 60-vote threshold needed for passage. The Republicans in the upper chamber who backed the bill were Sens. Susan Collins (Maine), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Rob Portman (Ohio), Thom Tillis (N.C.), Mitt Romney (Utah), Roy…
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Senate GOP battles over spending strategy

Senate Republicans are battling over their year-end spending strategy — a second chapter of a brawl between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and rebellious conservatives that began after Election Day. McConnell on Tuesday made his opinion publicly clear in the fight, saying there was “widespread agreement” among himself,...
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PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW

Pa. Senate sets rules for Philly DA Larry Krasner's impeachment trial

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Senate on Tuesday approved two procedural measures needed to stage an impeachment trial for Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, the latest step in an unprecedented effort to remove the city’s prosecutor from office. The resolutions set the rules of the trial, which is expected...
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MSNBC

Respect for Marriage Act clears key hurdle, poised to become law

The Respect for Marriage Act wasn’t supposed to be part of the to-do list for the current Congress. Marriage equality was already the law of the land in every state, and there didn’t appear to be any need to pass new federal legislation. But in June, things changed....
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These 12 Republicans Voted To Pass Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Twelve Republican senators on Tuesday sided with the Senate Democrats to pass the landmark Respect for Marriage Act. The Senate voted 61-36 to pass the bill, which would provide federal protections for same-sex and interracial marriage in the country. It also avoided a filibuster again from the bill's opponents because...
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Maryland Senate Republicans Elect Leadership

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Senate Republicans elected a new minority leader on Monday. Sen. Steve Hershey, who represents Maryland’s Upper Eastern Shore, was chosen by the Senate Republican Caucus to be minority leader. Hershey served as Senate minority whip from 2015 to 2020. He has represented District...
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