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Bill protecting same-sex marriage clears first procedural hurdle in U.S. Senate; voting continues

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FILE PHOTO: Birds fly near the U.S. Capitol at sunrise, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., February 8, 2022. REUTERS/Tom Brenner/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A bill ensuring federal recognition of same-sex marriages received enough votes to clear the first procedural hurdle in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, after months of bipartisan negotiations and delays.

Voting on the bill continues.