The House of Representatives passed the amended Respect for Marriage Act on Thursday, December 8th, 2022, in a 258-169-1 vote. Thirty-nine Republicans joined all Democrats in supporting the measure, which had previously been passed in the House in July of this year. The bill now awaits President Biden’s signature, which is likely to happen in the coming week.

The passage of the Respect for Marriage Act is likely to be one of the last major legislative achievements this Congress, as the end of the year approaches.