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To preserve same-sex and inter-racial marriages, the House will vote on historic legislation.

The House is poised to vote Thursday on the Respect for Marriage Act. The bill would enshrine marriage equality in federal law. It would also grant protections to same-sex and interracial couples. President Biden has said ensuring federal protections for marriage equality is his top legislative priority. Respect for Marriage Act would repeal the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act and define marriage as between one man and one woman. It would also require that same-sex couples be considered married in any state as long as the marriage was valid in the state where it was performed.