December 15, 2022
Cited article by Chris Megerian, AP News
HRRC supports the legal recognition and protection of gay marriage in the United States. Although a great step in promoting and protecting the rights of the LGBTQ+ community, there are concerns as to how the Supreme Court and lawmakers' actions could change these protections in the future. For now, this law is a hopeful sign for gay marriage rights, although long overdue.
On Tuesday, President Biden signed into law legislation supporting the right to gay marriage. President Biden said, “This law and the love it defends strike a blow against hate in all its forms,”. Lawmakers from both political parties were in attendance at the ceremony.
Concerns remain high over future laws or the potential for repealed rights that would target other gender issues. In this context, Biden stated that “callous, cynical laws introduced in the states targeting transgender children, terrifying families and criminalizing doctors who give children the care they need” are abhorrent. Signing gay marriage rights into law is viewed as a response to recent rulings by the Supreme Court that undermine equality, although it is a small measure to ensure the LGBTQ+ community is protected under law.