Bill protecting same-sex, interracial unions clears Congress


              In this image from House Television, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., announces final passage of the bill with protections for same-sex marriages, on the House Floor on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, in Washington. The bipartisan legislation, which passed 258-169, would also protect interracial unions by requiring states to recognize legal marriages regardless of "sex, race, ethnicity, or national origin."(Senate Television via AP)
            
              In this image from House Television, the vote total with final passage of the bill with protections for same-sex marriages is shown, on the House Floor, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, in Washington. The bipartisan legislation, which passed 258-169, would also protect interracial unions by requiring states to recognize legal marriages regardless of "sex, race, ethnicity, or national origin." (Senate Television via AP)
            
              The Capitol is seen amid holiday lights Wednesday evening as the House of Representatives works to approve the Respect for Marriage Act, a bill already passed in the Senate to codify both interracial and same-gender marriage, in Washington, Dec. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Bill protecting same-sex, interracial unions clears Congress