Senate Vote on Gay Marriage Uncertain
Now is a critical time to pray that Congress does not pass more ungodly legislation. Pray that Kingdom values are instilled in our leaders.
From Fox News. Gay marriage legislation is one of several major issues up in the air for the Senate as it returns from its August recess Tuesday with midterm elections less than two months away.
The House of Representatives passed a bill to codify same-sex marriage rights in July after Justice Clarence Thomas raised questions about Supreme Court precedent on gay marriage in an opinion this spring. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., vowed that his chamber will also vote on same-sex marriage.
Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., one of the chief co-sponsors of the Senate’s gay marriage bill, told PBS Wisconsin in late July she hopes a vote will happen in “early September.” But the Senate faces a packed schedule before the midterm elections. …
Getting enough bipartisan support to clear the 60-vote filibuster threshold in the Senate is also a hurdle for the bill, officially titled the “Respect for Marriage Act.” Senators Rob Portman. R-Ohio, and Susan Collins, R-Maine, were original co-sponsors of it with Baldwin and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.
One Senate GOP aide said there may be some members who support gay marriage legislation but “who feel burned by the Schumer/Manchin deal,” and thus may become less cooperative with Democrats. But another Senate Republican aide familiar with discussions on the gay marriage bill predicted supporters will not have any problem finding 10 GOP votes for the bill to reach the 60–vote filibuster threshold. …
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(Excerpt from Fox News. Photo Credit: MIKE STOLL on Unsplash)
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