A bill for federal recognition of same-sex marriages cleared a major hurdle in the Senate, with 12 Republicans joining all 50 Democrats in breaking a filibuster.
The vote, in one sense, signaled some change within the Republican Party, which used to be almost completely united against same-sex marriage. Although polls show that more than 70 percent of Americans — including a majority of Republican voters — support the measure, three-quarters of the Republican caucus voted against it.
Here are the 12 Republicans who voted for the bill:
Richard M. Burr of North Carolina
Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia
Susan Collins from Maine
Joni Ernst from Iowa
Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming
Lisa Murkowski from Alaska
Rob Portman of Ohio
Dan Sullivan from Alaska
Mitt Romney of Utah
Thom Tillis from North Carolina
Todd Young of Indiana