The Senate will vote on the final adoption of the same-sex marriage law on Tuesday

The Senate will vote on the final adoption of the same-sex marriage law on Tuesday

Washington CNN — The Senate is set to vote Tuesday on final passage of a bill to protect same-sex and interracial marriage. The chamber agreed on Monday evening to hold three amendments, starting at 3:45 PM ET before a final vote. The bill is expected to pass in the Senate. The House would then have … Read more

Here’s why married couples may want to sign a birth separation agreement

Here’s why married couples may want to sign a birth separation agreement

Vitapix | E+ | Getty Images While couples can sign a prenuptial agreement before they’re married and a “post-nup” after, it’s more than just the timing that sets these arrangements apart, experts say. “It’s a whole different ballpark once you’re married,” said Martin Shenkman, a real estate attorney at Shenkman Law in New York City. … Read more

Same-sex marriage legislation clears key hurdle in Senate

Same-sex marriage legislation clears key hurdle in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) – Legislation protecting same-sex and interracial marriages crossed a major hurdle in the Senate on Wednesday, putting Congress on track to take the historic step of ensuring such unions are enshrined in federal law. Twelve Republicans voted with all Democrats to advance the legislation, meaning a final vote could come as soon as … Read more

Mormon church voices support for same-sex marriage law

Mormon church voices support for same-sex marriage law

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Tuesday it would back proposed federal legislation to safeguard same-sex marriages, marking the latest show of support for the measure from conservative-leaning groups. The nearly 17-million member, Utah-based faith said in a statement that church doctrine would continue to consider same-sex … Read more

Bipartisan Senate group says it’s “confident” it has the votes needed to codify gay marriage

Bipartisan Senate group says it’s “confident” it has the votes needed to codify gay marriage

CNN — The bipartisan group working on legislation to codify same-sex marriage has the votes needed for the bill to pass and is urging leadership to put it on the floor for a vote as soon as possible, multiple people said sources to CNN. The bipartisan group, which includes GOP Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio, … Read more