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Biden Signs Respect for Marriage Act

Love wins! On Tuesday, December 13th, President Biden signed the bipartisan Respect for Marriage Act (H.R. 8404) into law. The bill codifies interracial and same-sex marriage and repeals the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). DOMA had banned federal recognition of same-sex marriage by limiting the definition of marriage to that of a union between one man and one woman. According to a recent NPR/PBS News Hour/Marist poll, 68% support same-sex marriage.

"The road to this moment has been long, but those who believe in equality and justice – you never gave up."

“This law and the love it defends strike a blow against hate in all its forms, and that’s why this law matters to every single American.”

-- President Joe Biden


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