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US Congress passes bill on same-sex marriage

The House of Representatives passed the Respect for Marriage Act in a 258-169-1 vote, a week after it went through the Senate on Thursday.

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Washington:The US Congress approved a bill on same-sex marriage and sent it to the White House.

The House of Representatives passed the Respect for Marriage Act in a 258-169-1 vote, a week after it went through the Senate on Thursday.

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US President Joe Biden said previously that he would sign the measure, which will cement federal protections for same-sex marriage, when it arrived on his desk.

The legislation was introduced this summer after a conservative Supreme Court justice signaled that rulings on marriage equality and contraception should be reconsidered.

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