The bill to protect same-sex marriage was passed in response to fears that the US Supreme Court could overturn a 2015 decision that legalised it nationwide. Photo: AP
The bill to protect same-sex marriage was passed in response to fears that the US Supreme Court could overturn a 2015 decision that legalised it nationwide. Photo: AP

US Senate passes landmark bill to protect same-sex marriage

  • The bipartisan vote came amid fears that a conservative-leaning Supreme Court could overturn a 2015 ruling that established the right to gay marriage
  • Once passed, the legislation would repeal the Defence of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman under federal law

The bill to protect same-sex marriage was passed in response to fears that the US Supreme Court could overturn a 2015 decision that legalised it nationwide. Photo: AP
The bill to protect same-sex marriage was passed in response to fears that the US Supreme Court could overturn a 2015 decision that legalised it nationwide. Photo: AP
READ FULL ARTICLE