A same-sex marriage bill has been passed in the US Senate. It will now be sent to the House of Representatives for final approval. And it will become law after President Biden’s signature, expected to happen before January 2023.
This bill would legalize same-sex marriage in the US. In the year 2015, the Supreme Court banned it across the country. Same-sex marriage will be strengthened in America after the law is made by the Parliament.
Love is Love
President Joe Biden expressed happiness over the passage of this bill in the Senate and said that “every citizen living in America is allowed to marry according to their wish, love is love.”
With today’s bipartisan Senate passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, the United States is on the brink of reaffirming a fundamental truth: love is love, and Americans should have the right to marry the person they love. For millions of Americans, this legislation will safeguard the rights and protections to which LGBTQI+ and interracial couples and their children are entitled. It will also ensure that, for generations to follow, LGBTQI+ youth will grow up knowing that they, too, can lead full, happy lives and build families of their own.White House statement
In America, after the Supreme Court had canceled the right to abortion, it seemed that the Supreme Court may give a decision against LGBT rights in the coming times. In such a situation, the present government has taken the initiative to codify same-sex rights in the country.
If the same-sex marriage law is passed before January, then it will be easy for the Democrats because after this in January, the Republican Party will have a majority in the House of Representatives. The Republican Party has been in control of the House of Representatives since the recent mid-term elections.
In which countries same-sex marriage is legal?
Same-sex marriage is recognized in only 32 countries in the world. There are 88 countries where the same-sex relationship is allowed but marriage is not allowed yet, India is an example. In 120 countries homosexuality is not a crime. There are 13 countries where there is a provision for the death sentence for having a homosexual relationship.
Several petitions have been filed in the Supreme Court to allow gay marriage in India, on which the Supreme Court has asked the government to file a reply. The Government of India is not in favor of recognizing gay marriage.
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