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House backs marriage rights

THE HOUSE of Representatives on Tuesday approved the Respect for Marriage Act (Shutterstock).

The U.S House of Representatives voted to protect same-sex and interracial marriages on Tuesday.

In what ended up being a relatively bipartisan conclusion, the vote was 267-157. All House Democrats voted in favor as did 47 Republicans.

The Respect for Marriage Act is considered to be in reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court’s action to overturn Roe v. Wade, which had created a national right to abortion. There was some concern that the court might overturn other high court decisions that had legalized interracial and gay marriages.

However, the bill faces an uncertain fate in the Senate where a filibuster could stall a decision unless supporters could round up 60 votes.

Some conservative observers have suggested that such issues should be left to the states.

Sports: AL All-Stars win at Chavez Ravine

The American League overcame an early 2-0 lead by the National League with three runs in the fourth to post a 3-2 victory in the MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday at Dodger Stadium.

An RBI single by Mookie Betts of the Dodgers and a solo home run by Paul Goldschmidt of the St. Louis Cardinals gave the NL a first inning lead.

But the AL answered with a two-run home run by Giancarlo Stanton of the Yankees and a solo shot by Bryon Buxton of the Twins for what proved to be the winning runs.

The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani had a single and walk in two plate appearances. For the Dodgers, Clayton Kershaw pitched one inning, yielding one hit and one walk. He struck out one batter.

Tony Gonsolin of the Dodgers – who was unbeaten all season – took the loss for the NL as he gave up four hits and three runs – including two homers.

Weather: Overcast over us

Partly cloudy conditions is the forecast for the West Orange County area for the next six days. Wednesday should have a daytime high of 81 with an overnight low go 65. A slow cooling trend starts on Thursday with a high of 78 (65), followed by Friday’s 79 (66) and a 78 (63) on Saturday.

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