WASHINGTON — “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” singer Cyndi Lauper addressed Tuesday’s White House press briefing before appearing at President Biden’s afternoon event where he will sign legislation that will make same-sex and interracial marriages legal in the United States US confirm.
Lauper, 69, walked into the regular briefing without notice and said she’s glad gay and lesbian couples are still entitled to marriage rights.
“I just want to tell you that I came here because I wanted to thank President Biden, Speaker [Nancy] Pelosi, Vice President [Kamala] Harris and all the attorneys on his team,” Lauper said from the briefing room podium.
“For once, our families – mine and many of my friends and people you know, sometimes your neighbors’ – can rest easy tonight because our families are validated. And because now we’re allowed to love who we love, which sounds weird, but Americans can now love who we love.”
Lauper added, “And bless Joe Biden and all the people who worked to make it possible for people not to worry and for their children to not worry about their future.” Thank you and thank you for your support. And hey, I’ll sing to you. Many Thanks.”
Lauper will perform in front of up to 3,000 guests on the South Lawn of the White House while Biden signs the bill.
The House of Representatives passed Bill 258-169 last week with 39 House Republicans voting in favor. The Senate passed Bill 61-36 in late November with 12 Republican supporters.
Same-sex and interracial marriages were legalized nationwide by the Supreme Court — in 2015 and 1967 respectively — and the bill was drafted out of concern that the court might backtrack after ending federal abortion laws in June.
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