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Same-sex marriage supporters celebrate the Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage in 2015. (Allison Shelley/For The Washington Post)

Today, the Democratic-led House passed legislation providing federal protections for same-sex marriage, including a provision that would require states to recognize valid marriages performed in other states. Forty seven Republicans joined all House Democrats in passing the measure that also would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act.

While the legislation on same-sex marriage drew some Republican votes in the House, but its fate is unclear in the evenly divided Senate, where 60 votes are required to advance most legislation.

The move is part of an ongoing effort to showcase the party’s commitment to other court-established rights that might possibly be at risk following the Supreme Court’s overturning Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that established a woman’s right to an abortion.

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10 a.m. Eastern: Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg testified before a House committee on implementation of the bipartisan infrastructure bill. Watch here.
1:30 p.m. Eastern: First lady Jill Biden hosted Olena Zelenska, first lady of Ukraine, at the White House.
3:15 p.m. Eastern: White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre briefed reporters. Watch here.
8 p.m. Eastern: Polls closed in Maryland.

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