Biden Signs Gay Marriage Bill

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The Center Square [By Casey Harper] –

President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed into law the “Respect for Marriage Act,” a bill codifying protections for same-sex and interracial marriages.

“Today is a good day,” “Biden said. “A day America takes a vital step toward equality, for liberty and justice, not just for some but for everyone.”

The signing took place after a ceremony and string of performances from gay entertainers. The bill, which received support from nearly 40 House Republicans last week to send it to the president, repeals the federal Defense of Marriage Act that was signed by President Bill Clinton in 1996.

As The Center Square previously reported, U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisc., helped lead the effort in the Senate, where the bill was first passed. Her office said the legislation would “require the federal government to recognize a marriage between two individuals if the marriage was valid in the state where it was performed.”

The legislation would also guarantee that “valid marriages between two individuals are given full faith and credit, regardless of the couple’s sex, race, ethnicity or national origin, but the bill would not require a State to issue a marriage license contrary to state law.”

The White House lit up rainbow last night in celebration of President Biden signing the Respect for Marriage Act. Source: The White House / Facebook

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2015 on the landmark case Obergefell v. Hodges to make same-sex marriage the law of the land nationwide. That ruling required states to allow same-sex unions under law. The high court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade earlier this year as well as comments made by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas raised concerns that the court could do the same to the Obergefell ruling.

“Passing the Respect for Marriage Act wasn’t just the right thing to do for America,” Democratic Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said. “It was personal to us, to our staff, and to our families.”

About the Author: Casey Harper, The Center Square D.C. Bureau Reporter – ~ Harper is a Senior Reporter for the Washington, D.C. Bureau. He previously worked for The Daily Caller, The Hill, and Sinclair Broadcast Group. A graduate of Hillsdale College, Casey’s work has also appeared in Fox News, Fox Business, and USA Today.

6 thoughts on “Biden Signs Gay Marriage Bill

  • December 14, 2022 at 5:10 pm

    biden is a china puppet nothing more to say.

  • December 14, 2022 at 9:23 pm

    So basically nothing has changed gay marriage was legal many years ago and there were never a law against interracial marriage. I’m glad our country is running like a well oiled machine and there’s no worries so the regime could spend a day revisiting things that’s already law and protected. Maybe next month the regime will pretend to write a bill that allows women to vote and everyone will pretend it’s new 🤞🏽

  • December 16, 2022 at 12:02 am

    It’s not about gay marriage. It’s about forcing Christians to accept whatever is forced upon them. It’s about making them bow down to man, and accept/partake in things in which they don’t believe. And making it illegal if they don’t.

  • December 17, 2022 at 12:38 pm

    Just wondering why the article didn’t share the real point of this ungodly law, which is the wide open door for legally harassing those who believe the Truth that marriage is designed by God and not the state. (Which would include ALL our Founders of this great nation)

    • December 21, 2022 at 3:37 pm

      Hit the nail on the head.


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