The president claimed the controversial legislation will ‘strike a blow against hate in all its forms.’
Posted BY: Teresa | NwoReport
WASHINGTON, D.C. (LifeSiteNews) — President Joe Biden signed the so-called Respect for Marriage Act into law Tuesday at a White House ceremony filled with guests that included a “queer youth” activist drag queen.
The RMA repeals the longstanding (but unenforced) Defense of Marriage Act (which recognized marriage as a man-woman union in federal law and protected states’ rights to do the same), federally recognizes any “marriage” lawfully performed by any state and forces every state to recognize any “marriage” of any other state “between two individuals,” without regard for “the sex, race, ethnicity, or national origin of those individuals.”
Tensions have swirled over the bill since July when 47 Republicans joined Democrats to pass the first version out of the U.S. House of Representatives. But while opposition from conservative groups, religious leaders, and Republican voters led supporters to offer amendments meant primarily to satisfy religious liberty concerns (inadequately, according to conservatives), the Senate voted to pass the amended version, with 12 Republicans joining Democrats. The House voted last week to pass the final version, with 39 Republicans joining Democrats.
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“This law, and the love it defends, strike a blow against hate in all its forms,” Biden said Tuesday during the bill’s signing ceremony. “Thank you to everyone for a long-fought victory many years in the making.”
The White House previously teased that the ceremony would include “musical guests and performances,” with planned guests including Club Q co-owner Matthew Haynes, Club Q shooting survivors James Slaugh and Michael Anderson, plaintiffs from Obergefell v. Hodges, Loving v. Virginia co-counsel Phillip Hirschkop, Pulse nightclub shooting survivor Brandon Wolf, and more.
The Daily Wire reported that “non-binary” drag queen, television personality, and failed New York City Council candidate Marti G. Cummings announced he would also be in attendance, sharing an image of his invitation via social media.