Biden signs law extending marriage protections to same-sex and interracial couples

Oregon U.S. Rep. Cliff Bentz and six other Republican representatives voted for the bill in July but voted against it on Tuesday

By: - December 13, 2022 8:14 pm

Same sex marriage Robert Oliver and Mark Heller (R) celebrate the 2015 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court protecting same-sex marriage. On Tuesday, President Joe Biden signed into law an act that requires that same-sex and interracial marriages are recognized. (Getty Images)

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.