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Schumer Vows Vote on Marriage Equality Bill in ‘Coming Weeks’

  • Supporters still trying to round up more Republican votes
  • Changes being drafted to address religious freedom concerns
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer during a news conference following the weekly Democratic caucus luncheon at the US Capitol, on Sept. 7.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer during a news conference following the weekly Democratic caucus luncheon at the US Capitol, on Sept. 7.

Photographer: Eric Lee/Bloomberg

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer vowed to seek a vote on a marriage equality bill “in coming weeks” whether or not there is enough Republican support to pass it.

“Let me be clear: A vote will happen,” Schumer said of the legislation at a news conference Wednesday. “I hope there will be 10 Republicans who support it.”