Biden signs landmark bill to protect same-sex and interracial marriages

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President Biden on Tuesday afternoon signed 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.

“Today is a good day,” a jubilant Biden declared on the South Lawn of the White House, where thousands of lawmakers, gay rights activists and guests were gathered for the signing ceremony. “A day America takes a vital step toward equality, toward liberty, justice — not just for some, but for everyone. Toward creating a nation where decency, dignity and love are recognized, honored and protected.”

Biden recalled how, when he was vice president, he had declared in a 2012 interview his unequivocal support of same-sex marriage ahead of President Barack Obama, who had said his views were “evolving.”

“The good news is that, as more and more Americans come to understand, what this is all about is a simple proposition: Who do you…

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This article was written by Amy B Wang and originally published on www.washingtonpost.com