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Mayor Adams' Statement on Signing of Respect for Marriage Act

December 13, 2022

NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams today released the following statement after President Joseph Biden signed into law the Respect for Marriage Act:

“Love will always win. The Respect for Marriage Act is a critical federal protection for love and marriage equality at a critically-needed moment for our LGBTQ+ community. One of my proudest moments as a legislator was voting in favor of marriage equality in New York State, and this law takes an important step to mandate recognition of same-sex marriages in all 50 states. As LGBTQ+ freedoms are under systemic attack across our society, sparking a rise in hate and violence, we can now celebrate a bipartisan achievement that protects the rights of LGBTQ+ and interracial couples. I thank President Biden and our congressional leaders, as well as every advocate and ally who has and continues to fight for our LGBTQ+ neighbors in New York City and across America. Love is love, and no government should stand in its way.”

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