How senators ‘defied political gravity’ on same-sex marriage


              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., pauses with emotion as she recalls the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., poses for a portrait after an interview about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., speaks about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., pauses with emotion as she recalls the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., poses for a portrait after an interview about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., speaks about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., pauses with emotion as she recalls the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., poses for a portrait after an interview about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., speaks about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., pauses with emotion as she recalls the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., poses for a portrait after an interview about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., speaks about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., pauses with emotion as she recalls the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., poses for a portrait after an interview about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., speaks about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., pauses with emotion as she recalls the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., poses for a portrait after an interview about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., speaks about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., pauses with emotion as she recalls the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., poses for a portrait after an interview about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., speaks about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., pauses with emotion as she recalls the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., poses for a portrait after an interview about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., speaks about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., pauses with emotion as she recalls the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., poses for a portrait after an interview about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., speaks about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., pauses with emotion as she recalls the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., poses for a portrait after an interview about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., speaks about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., pauses with emotion as she recalls the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., poses for a portrait after an interview about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., speaks about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., pauses with emotion as she recalls the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., poses for a portrait after an interview about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., speaks about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., pauses with emotion as she recalls the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., poses for a portrait after an interview about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., speaks about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., pauses with emotion as she recalls the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., poses for a portrait after an interview about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., speaks about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., pauses with emotion as she recalls the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., poses for a portrait after an interview about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., speaks about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., pauses with emotion as she recalls the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., poses for a portrait after an interview about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., speaks about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., pauses with emotion as she recalls the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., poses for a portrait after an interview about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., speaks about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., pauses with emotion as she recalls the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., poses for a portrait after an interview about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., speaks about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., pauses with emotion as she recalls the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., poses for a portrait after an interview about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., speaks about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., pauses with emotion as she recalls the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., poses for a portrait after an interview about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., speaks about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., pauses with emotion as she recalls the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., poses for a portrait after an interview about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., speaks about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., pauses with emotion as she recalls the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., poses for a portrait after an interview about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., speaks about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., pauses with emotion as she recalls the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., poses for a portrait after an interview about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., speaks about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., pauses with emotion as she recalls the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., poses for a portrait after an interview about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., speaks about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., pauses with emotion as she recalls the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., poses for a portrait after an interview about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., speaks about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., pauses with emotion as she recalls the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., poses for a portrait after an interview about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., speaks about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., pauses with emotion as she recalls the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., poses for a portrait after an interview about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., speaks about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., pauses with emotion as she recalls the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., poses for a portrait after an interview about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., speaks about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., pauses with emotion as she recalls the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., poses for a portrait after an interview about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., speaks about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., pauses with emotion as she recalls the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., poses for a portrait after an interview about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., speaks about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., pauses with emotion as she recalls the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., poses for a portrait after an interview about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., speaks about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., pauses with emotion as she recalls the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., poses for a portrait after an interview about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., speaks about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., pauses with emotion as she recalls the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., poses for a portrait after an interview about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., speaks about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., pauses with emotion as she recalls the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., poses for a portrait after an interview about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., speaks about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., pauses with emotion as she recalls the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., poses for a portrait after an interview about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., speaks about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., pauses with emotion as she recalls the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., poses for a portrait after an interview about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., speaks about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., pauses with emotion as she recalls the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., poses for a portrait after an interview about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., speaks about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., pauses with emotion as she recalls the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., poses for a portrait after an interview about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., speaks about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., pauses with emotion as she recalls the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., poses for a portrait after an interview about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., speaks about the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Equality Caucus Executive Director Jordan Dashow, left, and Equality Caucus Press Secretary Malachi White, right, pose with a sign that reads "The Respect For Marriage Act" after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., accompanied by members of Congress, signed H.R. 8404, the Respect For Marriage Act, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              Former Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., left, speaks after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., signed the H.R. 8404, the Respect For Marriage Act, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., accompanied by Senate Majority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., left, and other members of Congress, signs the H.R. 8404, the Respect For Marriage Act, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., center, accompanied by from left, Senate Majority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., Pelosi, Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., speaks before signing H.R. 8404, the Respect For Marriage Act, during a signing ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
How senators ‘defied political gravity’ on same-sex marriage