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By a 61-36 vote, the Senate passed a bill on Nov. 29 with bipartisan support that protects marriage equality for same-sex and interracial couples. (Video: The Washington Post)

Today, the Senate passed legislation that seeks to protect same-sex marriages in the event that the Supreme Court overturns a landmark 2015 ruling that legalized them nationwide. The push for the bill began after the court overturned Roe v. Wade, sparking fears that it could take away rights beyond abortion. The bill will now return to the House, where Democrats remain in the majority for the lame-duck session. President Biden has pledged to sign the legislation.

Biden sharpened his 2024 pitch on the economy is in Bay City, Mich., on Tuesday to tout the growth of manufacturing jobs during his tenure. Before leaving Washington, he met with congressional leaders at the White House about spending legislation and a bill to avert a national rail strike. The House will consider the latter on Wednesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said.

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