October 1, 2022

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Same-sex marriage bill vote pushed until after midterm elections

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The delay could allow outside groups more time to rally Republicans against it. But supporters hope the delay gives them extra time to find more GOP supporters.

WASHINGTON — Democrats are punting a vote to protect same-sex and interracial marriages until after the November midterm elections, pulling back just days after Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer vowed to put the Senate on the record on the issue “in the coming weeks.”

The request for a delay by senators who have been pushing for the legislation follows Wisconsin Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin, the lead senator championing the bill, predicting that they would be able to get the 10 Republican votes they need to break a filibuster. But the group struggled in…

2022-09-15 14:15:51

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