Ukrainian Ambassador Oksana Markarova (R) looks on as US President Joe Biden and US First Lady Jill Biden welcome Ukrainian First Lady Olena Zelenska to the White House on July, 19, 2022. (Photo by Brendan SMIALOWSKI / AFP)

The White House supports the attempt by Democratic US lawmakers to protect the right to same-sex marriage through federal law. “No one should be discriminated against based on who that person loves, and every married couple in the United States deserves reassurance that their marriage will be defended and respected,” the Washington headquarters said on Tuesday.

The background to this is the country’s Supreme Court’s recent decision to overturn abortion rights. Since this right is not protected by federal law, states can now enact restrictions and prohibitions.

With their attempt to establish the right to same-sex marriage, the deputies want to prevent this right from being overturned by the court with its right-wing conservative majority.

With a statement he published in the wake of the abortion verdict, the ultra-conservative judge Clarence Thomas had caused great horror: He wrote that court decisions that anchor the right to contraception, same-sex marriage or sex between same-sex partners are also being put to the test belonged.

The US House of Representatives debated the bill on Tuesday. The House of Parliament was expected to vote in favor with its democratic majority.