Joe Biden signs gay marriage bill law in 2022

Thousands gathered Tuesday afternoon to witness US President Joe Biden’s signing of same-sex marriage legislation, a jubilant event against a backdrop of ongoing conservative backlash on gender issues.

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Biden said This law and the love it protects against all forms of hate. That’s why this law is very important to Americans.

Singers Cyndi Lauper and Sam Smith performed. Vice President Kamala Harris also said she was about to officiate at a lesbian wedding in San Francisco. And played a recording of Biden’s television interview from a decade ago, when he unexpectedly expressed his support for same-sex marriage and caused a political uproar. The president was Barack Obama and Vice President Biden. At the time, however, President Obama did not support it. Contact Us

“he was in trouble” Biden joked about the moment. But Obama himself publicly endorsed same-sex marriage three days later.

On Tuesday Lawmakers from both parties attended ceremony, which reflected the growing acceptance of same-sex unions, that once one of the nation’s most controversial issues.

Chuck Schumer the Leader of Senate Majority , wore the same purple tie he wore to his daughter Alison’s wedding.

Joe Biden signs same-sex marriage law in 2022

She said,thanks to the hard work of my colleagues, my grandchildren will be able to live in a world that respects their mother’s marriage.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told the crowd that “domestic strategy only gets us so far” and she thanked the staff for “your patience, your perseverance and your patriotism to add enthusiasm.”

On Tuesday deep Despite tensions, there were concerns about the nationwide spread of gender-conservative laws at the state level.

Biden criticized this law that ” the cruel laws introduced in states targeting transgender children, criminalizing doctors and terrorizing families who give children the care they need”.

Biden said “Racism,transphobia ,homophobia,anti-Semitism, they’re all connected”. “But the only antidote to hate is love.”

Joe Biden signs same-sex marriage law in 2022

Also in participants were the owner of Club Q, a gay nightclub in Colorado. in a shooting last month five people were killed, and two survibe of the attack. The suspect has been charged with a hate crime,he said.

president of the Human Rights Campaign Kelly Robinson said “It’s not a lost on me that our struggle for freedom is not won”. But this is a big step, and we need to celebrate the victories we’ve achieved and also she said use it to fuel the future of fighting.

The new law is intended to protect same-sex marriages. if ever the Supreme Court of United state overturns its 2015 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, legalizing same-sex unions nationwide. The new law also protects interracial marriages.The Supreme Court in 1967 struck down laws banning interracial marriage in 16 states in Loving and Virginia.

In the case that concurring opinion Roe overturne, Justice Clarence Thomas suggested reconsidering other decisions, including the legalization of same-sex marriage, raising fears that more rights. Thomas said he did not mention other cases involving interracial marriages and also he said should be reconsidered.

If the court overturns its 2015 rulingstates would not be required to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Congress Republicans still huge voted against the legislation. However, the Senate to bypass a filibuster and ensure its passage there was enough supporters .

Joe Biden signs same-sex marriage law in 2022

Biden’s legacy on gay rights On Tuesday’s event marks another chapter, including Biden’s surprise endorsement of marriage equality in 2012.

“It’s a simple proposition: Who do you love?” Biden then said on NBC’s “Meet the Press”. “You’re going to be loyal to who you love and who you love?

At the time of Biden’s 2012 interview, same-sex marriage was controversial, but support extended to nearly half of US adults, according to Gallup. 71% said same-sex unions should be recognized by law earlier this year.

Joe Biden has pushed to expand LGBT rights since taking office. He has reversed President Donald Trump’s efforts to strip transgender people of anti-discrimination protections. His administration includes the first openly gay cabinet member, the first transgender person to receive Senate confirmation and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Assistant Secretary of Health Rachel Levin.

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