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Respect for Marriage Act wins Senate cloture vote: Marriage equality will soon be codified!

On a bipar­ti­san vote of 62–37, the Sen­ate vot­ed to invoke clo­ture on the Respect for Mar­riage Act (H.R. 8404), which would send a pow­er­ful mes­sage to the Roberts/Alito Court that the exec­u­tive and leg­isla­tive branch­es of the Unit­ed States fed­er­al gov­ern­ment do not want the Oberge­fell deci­sion over­turned, and final­ly cod­i­fy mar­riage equal­i­ty into fed­er­al law.