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These 37 Republicans Voted Against a Bill to Protect Same-Sex Marriage

One GOP Senator didn’t vote. 

Legislation that would protect the right of same-sex couples to marry advanced by a 62-37 procedural vote in the Senate, with 12 Republicans joining all Democrats on Nov. 16.

Legislation that would protect the right of same-sex couples to marry advanced by a 62-37 procedural vote in the Senate, with 12 Republicans joining all Democrats on Nov. 16.

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The Respect for Marriage Act, which would protect the right of same-sex couples to marry, advanced by a 62-37 procedural vote in the Senate, with 12 Republicans joining all Democrats. 

The legislation, sponsored by Democrats Dianne Feinstein and Tammy Baldwin and Republican Susan Collins, would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act that defined marriage as between a man and a woman under federal law and ensure benefits for all married couple. The previous law was struck down by the 2015 Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, which requires all states to grant and recognize same-sex marriages.