The U.S. Senate has delayed a vote on a bill that would codify same-sex marriage into law until after the 2022 midterm elections in November.
In July, all Democrats and 47 Republicans in the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives voted in favor of the same-sex marriage bill, the Respect for Marriage Act. As reported by NBC News, Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-WI, who is leading the effort, is currently working on an amendment for the bill to attract more Republicans to vote for the legislation, breaking the filibuster.
“We’re very confident that the bill will pass, but we will need a little more time,” Baldwin told reporters on Thursday.
On Wednesday, Sen. Susan Collins, R-ME, explained that language in the amendment would ensure that churches could not be coerced into performing same-sex marriages and that “polygamous marriages” would not be legalized.
“I think we’re in very good shape, very good shape. And this bill is going to pass,” Collins said Thursday….