Washington: The US Congress approved a bill on same-sex marriage and sent it to the White House.
The House of Representatives passed the Respect for Marriage Act in a 258-169-1 vote, a week after it went through the Senate on Thursday.
US President Joe Biden said previously that he would sign the measure, which will cement federal protections for same-sex marriage, when it arrived on his desk.
The legislation was introduced this summer after a conservative Supreme Court justice signaled that rulings on marriage equality and contraception should be reconsidered.
(With UNI inputs)