• Senators expect GOP support to grow for same-sex marriage bill in bid to overcome filibuster

    26 days ago - By Bésame

    By Ted Barrett and Manu Raju, CNN
    Republican and Democratic senators said Wednesday they expect a bill to codify same-sex marriage to eventually win the 60 votes needed to break a filibuster, a sign of growing public acceptance and a sea change over an issue that had once badly divided the two parties.
    While most GOP senators are likely to vote against the bill, lawmakers in both parties believe there will be at least 10 Republicans who would join all 50 Democrats and advance the bill to a final up-or-down vote.
    Buoyed by the 47 Republicans who voted for similar legislation that passed the...
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