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Bipartisan Senate negotiators ready to release same-sex marriage deal

Senators negotiating a new, bipartisan version of a bill protecting same-sex marriage say they have finished their work, potentially clearing the way for a pivotal test vote next week.

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) told reporters the group of five senators hashing out changes designed to clarify religious freedom safeguards finished up on Wednesday. She and Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) expect the legislation to be released on Thursday.

That would allow Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to set up a vote as early as Monday on a modified version of the measure that passed the House in July. Schumer has allowed Baldwin, Collins and Sens. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) weeks to try and finesse a bill that can get 60 votes, including 10 Republicans.

Schumer said on Thursday he’s “glad to give them space to lead these negotiations, because this needs to be done and done right.” He’s unlikely to proceed with a vote against the wishes of Baldwin and Sinema, particularly if the two Democrats need more time to lock up 60 votes.

Portman and other Republicans say they don’t yet have 10 Republican votes to break a filibuster on Monday. Baldwin said late Wednesday, however, that she’s feeling “momentum” to get there in time.

“We finalized text last night incorporating many of the constructive suggestions we received last night and we continue to talk,” Collins said. “I think we’ve made a lot of progress.”

The same-sex marriage bill was prompted by the Supreme Court’s striking down of Roe v. Wade, raising questions about whether the court’s 2015 decision protecting same-sex marriage might also get revisited.

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