Finally, the US Senate passed the bill approving same-sex marriage bill on Tuesday. Gay marriage has been a subject of controversy in the US for decades.
The great thing is that both the ruling Democratic Party and the opposition Republicans supported the bill. Expressing satisfaction over its passage, US President Joe Biden said - love is love…. Lawmakers from both parties supported the same-sex marriage bill because of the possibility of the conservative US Supreme Court restricting same-sex marriage rights like abortion laws.
Have the right to marry the one you love: Biden
President Biden welcomed the passage of the Marriage Law Amendment Bill. He issued a statement saying, "Love is love, and Americans should have the right to marry the person they love." The Senate passed the bill by a vote of 61/36. Biden's statement came after this.
The bill will then be sent from the Senate to the House of Representatives, the lower house. After his approval, it will be sent for President Biden's signature. This whole process is likely to be faster.
Big relief to the LGBTQ community
Senate leader Chuck Schumer praised the passage of the same-sex marriage bill as an important step for America's LGBTQ community. Gay marriage has been a controversial issue in America for decades. 11 Republican MPs also got support in passing this bill.
Gay marriage was at risk after the decision on abortion was overturned
The US Supreme Court has guaranteed gay organizations in 2015, but in June this year the top US court has withdrawn the right to abortion. Due to this, the progressive people of the country feared that same-sex marriage could also be in danger. That's why it is being protected by amending the American marriage law. Answer sought from Center on gay marriage in India
Here, a petition has been filed in the Supreme Court to recognize same-sex marriage in India as well. The Supreme Court has sought an answer from the government on this. Chief Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and Justice Hima Kohli agreed to hear a plea of â€‹â€‹a couple that disallowing same-sex marriage amounts to discrimination. This is a violation of the rights of LGBTQIA couples.
Same-sex marriage is legal in 30 countries
The petition states that the Special Marriage Act, 1954 has been cited. The Act provides for legal marriage (civil marriage) for those couples who cannot marry under their personal law. Accepting the petition for hearing, the apex court has also ordered transfer of all such cases pending in various high courts of the country to it. Same-sex marriage has been legalized in 30 countries, including the US.