On Tuesday, US President Joe Biden is expected to sign a bill that will protect interracial marriage and same-sex couples.
As the bill becomes law, Biden will celebrate with members of his cabinet and other government officials on the South Lawn at the White House.
According to Biden's press secretary, the president will be joined by various groups and individuals who are involved in the fight for marriage equality.
Jean-Pierre stated that the president will also call for the passage of legislation that would provide civil rights protections to lesbian, gay, and transgender individuals. The event will feature musical performances and guests.
After months of negotiating, the US Congress approved the historic marriage bill, which had bipartisan support.
After the Senate passed the bill by a margin of 61 to 36, the House passed it last week, and it will be sent to Biden for his signature.
One of the individuals who helped pass the bill was Tammy Baldwin, a Wisconsin senator. She noted that the legislation would help preserve the progress that the LGBT community has made in the area of marriage equality.
Following the Supreme Court's decision in the Jackson Women's Health Organization case, which led to the overturning of Roe v. Wade, the issue of abortion was once again considered a top priority by Democrats.
A different opinion from Justice Clarence Thomas suggested that the court should take another look at certain decisions. One of these is the case of Obergefell, which ruled in 2015 that the Fourteenth Amendment requires states to provide same-sex marriages.
The new legislation, which is called the Respect for Marriage Act, will require states to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states.
Some of the Republican members of Congress who supported the legislation noted that the bill provided additional protections for religious groups that do not support same-sex marriage, but critics such as Mike Lee of Utah claimed that it did not go far enough.
As he celebrated the passage of the legislation, Biden noted that it would give the LGBTQ community and other interracial couples a sense of peace of mind.
In his statement, Biden also noted that the bill would help restore a measure of security to the families that were affected by the Supreme Court's ruling in the Dobbs case.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on The Daily Cable.