Moira Warburton is a reporter for Reuters.
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Senate Passes Federal Same-sex Marriage Recognition; Bill Heads to House
The Senate passed a bill on Tuesday that would protect federal recognition of same-sex marriage, a measure taken up in response to worries the Supreme Court could overturn a 2015 decision that legalized it nationwide.
Same-sex Marriage Protection Bill Clears Initial Hurdle in Senate
The bill garnered the 60 votes required to limit debate before a final vote on its passage. It would serve as a legal backstop against any future Supreme Court action by requiring the federal government to recognize any marriage that was legal in the state it was performed.