Cyndi Lauper joins WH press briefing before signing gay marriage bill into law

WASHINGTON – “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” singer Cyndi Lauper spoke at a White House press briefing Tuesday before appearing at President Biden’s afternoon event, where she will sign legislation legalizing same-sex and interracial marriage across the United States.

Lauper, 69, walked into a routine briefing unannounced and said she was happy gay and lesbian couples would continue to have the right to marry.

“I want to say that I came here because I wanted to thank President Biden, the Speaker [Nancy] Pelosi, Vice President [Kamala] Harris and all the attorneys on his team,” Lauper said from the briefing room podium.

“Once our families — mine and many of my friends and people you know, sometimes your neighbors — we can rest easy tonight because our families are vindicated. And now we can love who we love, it sounds strange, but Americans can now love who we love.

Cyndi Lauper joins the White House press briefing ahead of the same-sex marriage bill.
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Lauper has long been an LGBTQ supporter.
Lauper said she is happy that same-sex couples can marry.
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The event was scheduled to take place on Tuesday afternoon.
Lauper spoke before performing at a ceremony celebrating Biden’s signing of the bill.

Lauper added: “And bless Joe Biden and all the people who have worked on this so that people don’t have to worry about the future of their children. Thank you and thank you for your support. And, I sing to you. Thank you very much.” .”

Lauper will perform in front of up to 3,000 guests on the South Lawn of the White House as Biden signs the legislation.

The House of Representatives passed the bill 258-169 39 Republicans voted in the House last week. The Senate passed the bill 61-36 in late November, with 12 Republican cosponsors.

Same-sex and interracial marriages were legalized nationwide by the Supreme Court in 2015 and 1967, respectively, and were drafted amid concerns the court could overturn itself after the bill struck down federal abortion rights in June.


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