Mitch McConnell Votes Against Protecting Interracial Marriage Even Though He Is In An Interracial Marriage
Mitch McConnell voting against protecting his own marriage might be the most Mitch McConnell thing ever.
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Mitch McConnell celebrated winning another term as Senate Minority Leader by voting not to protect his own marriage from discrimination.
Via: The Courier-Journal:
Kentucky Sens. Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul voted against advancing legislation that would add protections for same-sex marriage to federal law amid fears that the U.S. Supreme Court could overturn a 2015 ruling that legalized such marriages, much like the court eliminated a nationwide right to abortion earlier this year.
However, the legislation still got the 60 votes it needed to move forward, thanks to 12 other Republican senators who joined Democrats to greenlight the proposal in a 62-37 vote. (The Senate is split 50-50 between the parties.)
The Respect For Marriage Act will protect all legal forms of marriage from discrimination based on “sex, race, ethnicity, or national origin."
Mitch McConnell is in an interracial marriage. His wife Elain…
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