Senate will delay vote on same-sex marriage measure until after midterms

Democrats had planned to hold a vote as soon as Monday.

Updated: September 15, 2022 - 2:52pm

The Senate will delay its vote on same-sex marriage until after the midterms, Wisconsin Democrat Sen. Tammy Baldwin, a lead sponsor of the bipartisan measure, said Thursday.

"I'm still very confident that they bill will pass but we will be taking the bill up later, after the election. We will be putting out a joint statement," said Baldwin, according to several news outlets on Capitol Hill.

Democrats had planned to hold a vote as soon as Monday on a measure, which attempts to codify same-sex marriage, over apparent concerns the Supreme Court will strike down laws that make such marriages legal.

However, it appears after weeks of effort senators championing the measure cannot get 10 Republican votes to reach 60 to get the measure passed.

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