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US Congress Passes Bill Protecting Same-Sex Marriage

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LGBTQIA activists have been fighting for years to legalize same-sex marriage in America. But despite the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision that legalized same-sex marriage, recent changes at the state level have made it clear that not all states are on board with this idea.

President Obama’s reaction to the bill passing

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President Obama

Following the news that the US Congress had passed a bill protecting same-sex marriage, President Obama released a statement expressing his support for the legislation. “This bill is a victory for love, equality, and fairness,” he said. “I’m proud to have worked with Congress to pass same-sex marriage law, and I’m grateful to the American people for their support.”

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What the passing of this bill means for same-sex couples

The passing of this bill means that same-sex couples will now be protected under federal law. This is a huge step forward for equality and recognition of these relationships. It also means that USA same-sex couples will now have access to the same federal benefits as other married couples, such as tax breaks, social security benefits, and immigration benefits. This is a historic moment that will help to break down many of the barriers that have been preventing same-sex couples US from achieving full equality.

Chart illustrating how many states have already legalized same-sex marriage

Today, the US Congress passed a bill protecting same-sex marriage nationwide. This is a huge step forward for equal rights in the United States, and it means that same-sex couples in every state will now have the same legal protections as opposite-sex couples.

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Chart illustrating same-sex marriage

But this isn’t the first time that same-sex marriage has been legal in the United States. In fact, many states have already legalized same-sex marriage, and with more likely to follow suit in the near future. Here’s a chart illustrating how many states have already legalized same-sex marriage:

As you can see, a majority of states have already legalized same-sex marriage. And with the recent passage of federal legislation protecting same-sex marriage, it’s likely that even more states will soon join them. This is a big step forward for equal rights in America, and it’s sure to have a positive impact on the lives of countless LGBTQ people across the country.


This is a huge victory for the LGBTQ community and for same-sex couples all across the United States. This bill will help to protect same-sex couples from discrimination and ensure that they have the same rights as heterosexual couples. This is a major step forward in the fight for equality, and we are one step closer to achieving full equality for all Americans.