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Clarence Thomas’ Opinion Sparks a House Vote to Protect Contraception Access

The House is scheduled to vote on a bill Thursday that would enshrine federal protection for access to contraceptives as Democrats look to safeguard the right after Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas called for the court to review it. 

It’s the second vote this week that is essentially a response to Thomas’s concurrent opinion in a case overturning the Roe v. Wade decision that suggested he also wanted the court to review decisions on same-sex marriage, access to contraception and other issues.

The House passed a bill on Tuesday to codify marriage equality, seeking to ensure that same-sex and interracial couples receive equal protections as other couples under federal law. Every Democrat and 47 Republicans voted in favor of the bill, while 157 Republicans voted against it. 

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