American states are set to legalize same-sex marriage in 2019, according to a draft of a new marriage equality act.
The law, which will be introduced in the House and Senate, would allow the marriages of same-gender couples to be recognized by federal courts in states that do not already allow them.
In addition, state legislatures would be able to vote on marriage licenses, with some provisions allowing same-class marriage.
The bill was introduced last month by Republican U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who said he is open to the idea.
“The marriage equality movement has become an important vehicle for change in America, and it’s time we took a step forward,” Johnson said in a statement.
“This bill is a step in the right direction, but the progress we’re making is not yet complete.
It’s time for all of us to join together to make sure we move this country forward.”
The bill has been introduced in two separate sessions in the U.D. and will be considered by the U,S.
House of Representatives in late 2018.
The U.N. Human Rights Council has also voiced support for the legislation.
A number of prominent U. S. states, including Maryland, California, Oregon and Massachusetts, have already voted in favor of the bill.
The new legislation also would make it a criminal offense to deny a same- gender couple their right to marry in their state.
“Marriage equality is a human right and a fundamental right that we have to defend, protect and celebrate,” Johnson, a former investment banker, said in the statement.
It will be the first time in U.C.L.A. history that same- sex couples will be able get married in the state.
Johnson said he was working to bring the bill to the U and to the Senate, as well as the House of Representative.
“As a father of two young children, I can only imagine the impact this will have on their lives,” Johnson wrote in his statement.
A study released by the Pew Research Center last month found that two-thirds of American adults said they are very or somewhat likely to support marriage equality.
The poll also found that 58 percent of those surveyed supported allowing same sex couples to wed in some form, regardless of their sexual orientation.
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