Following the recent ruling on Roe vs Wade, the US House of Representatives passed a bill on Tuesday that would provide federal protection for same-sex marriage amid fears that the Supreme Court could also roll back recognition of such unions. The AFP news agency reports that ‘The Respect for Marriage Act’ was approved in the Democratic-controlled chamber by a vote of 267 to 157 with forty-seven Republican lawmakers joining Democrats in voting for the bill, but its prospects are uncertain in the Senate. Democrats have 50 seats there and 10 Republican votes would be needed to bring the measure to the floor. To read more about this story visit the Future Media website.