The House of Representatives approved a marriage equality bill to send to President Biden on Thursday. The bill reaffirms the legality of both same-sex marriage and interracial marriage. The New York Post reports that the bill passed 258-169, with 39 Republicans voting with the Democrats in this instance. That number is lower than the number of Republicans that voted in favor of the legislation on a procedural vote in July. The Supreme Court legalized interracial marriage in 1967, and same-sex marriage was legalized in 2015. However, the Democrats felt the need to draft this legislation after the Supreme Court stripped away the nationwide legalization of abortion earlier this year. The New York Post reports that this prompted Democrats to push forward their legislation and try to make a bigger deal out of the situation with marriage than what exists out there. There was never an entire House debate on the legislation, but outgoing Speaker Nancy Pelosi felt the need to say the following about the legislation: [tweet_embed]December 10, 2022[/tweet_embed] "since the Supreme Court's monstrous decision overturning Roe v. Wade, right-wing forces have set their sights on this basic personal freedom." She continued by saying: [tweet_embed]December 10, 2022[/tweet_embed] "The Respect for Marriage Act will help prevent right-wing extremists from upending the lives of loving couples, traumatizing kids across the country and turning back the clock on hard-won progress." Back in 1996, then-Senator Biden supported the Defense of Marriage Act. That bill sought to ban a federal definition of marriage that included gay and lesbian couples. Biden was in favor of that at the time, but he has done a complete 180 on the situation since it became more to his political advantage to change his stance. It wasn't until 2012 that Biden decided to flip his position on same-sex marriage during a re-election campaign for Vice-President. As President, Biden has seemingly accepted the full left-wing position of being entirely in support of same-sex marriage and even overly protecting it by passing additional layers of protection on these positions by passing bills that reaffirm the legality of same-sex marriage. Conservatives who oppose the bill say they are concerned about a wave of lawsuits that could target religious organizations that oppose same-sex marriage. They don't believe it is fair to put religious groups in a position where they might have to fend off lawsuits from those who disagree with them.