The Cut: “Mitch McConnell, the Senate minority leader, voted against the bill despite the fact that he himself is in an interracial marriage. McConnell has been married to Elaine Chao, the former U.S. secretary of Transportation (and the first Asian American woman to have the job), since 1993. She was born in Taipei, Taiwan, and moved to the United States as a child.
“The bill McConnell voted against would codify same-sex and interracial marriage. It would also repeal the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, which defined marriage as existing only between a man and a woman, and it would protect interracial marriages by mandating that states recognize marriages regardless of sex, race, ethnicity, or national origin.”