Todd Young joined eleven other Republicans and all of the Democrats to end a filibuster of legislation to protect same-sex marriage. Sen. Braun (who will soon be running to be Indiana’s governor) voted with 36 other Republicans to filibuster the proposal and prevent it coming to the floor for an up or down vote.
The “Respect for Marriage Act” repeals 28 USC 1738C which does not require states to give full faith and credit to same-sex and interracial marriages from other states. It replaces that with a provision that requires full faith and credit. And it recognizes same-sex and interracial marriages as valid for purposes of federal law.
The Republican Senators who ultimately voted for the measure were: Roy Blunt of Missouri, Richard Burr of North Carolina, Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, Susan Collins of Maine, Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming, Rob Portman of Ohio, Dan Sullivan of Alaska, Mitt Romney of Utah, Thom Tillis of North Carolina, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Joni Ernst of Iowa and Todd Young of Indiana.
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