Speaker Heastie Statement on President Biden Signing the Respect for Marriage Act

The Respect for Marriage Act is a historic measure that codifies protections for the marriage of LGBTQ+ and interracial couples across our country. Earlier this year, we saw the U.S. Supreme Court not just refuse to protect the rights of Americans, but roll them back, overturning the precedent established in Roe v. Wade. They even went as far as to suggest that they could revisit decisions on contraception and same sex marriage. I applaud our colleagues in Washington for passing this important legislation and President Biden for signing it into law today.