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Updated : 3 months ago IST
The new US law enshrines federal protections for same-sex couples, requiring that the federal government and all states recognize marriages if the couple was married in a state where the union was legal, The Hill reported.
Updated : 3 months, 1 week ago IST
In a statement, Biden said, "Today, Congress took a critical step to ensure that Americans have the right to marry the person they love."
The House vote was 258 to 169 with 39 Republicans joining Democrats in supporting the legislation.
Updated : 3 months, 2 weeks ago IST
The bill requires the US federal government to recognize a marriage between two individuals if the marriage was valid in the state where it was performed . According to US media, it also guarantees recognition of marriages between states through the full faith and credit clause of the US