Biden to Sign Landmark Bill to Protect Same-sex, Interracial Marriages
Thousands are expected to attend the signing ceremony
This afternoon, President Joe Biden is slated to sign the Respect for Marriage Act into law, granting federal protections to same-sex and interracial couples, and marking a milestone in the decades-long fight for marriage equality.
Thousands are expected to attend the 3:30 p.m. South Lawn signing ceremony, which will also include musical guests and performances in “a celebrated event,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Monday.
"The Respect for Marriage Act … will give peace of mind to millions of LGBTQ+ and interracial couples who will finally be guaranteed the rights and protections to which they and their children are entitled," Jean-Pierre said. "The legislation also enjoys support from a majority of Americans across party lines and faith."
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