US President Joe Biden signed the Respect for Marriage Act, a landmark bill protecting same-sex marriage, on the south lawn at the White House on Tuesday, December 13, 2022.
IMAGE: No one seems more thrilled than Vice President Kamala Harris as President Biden holds up his pen -- to the cheers of Senator Cory Booker, left, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, second from left, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senator Tammy Baldwin, Representative Jerry Nadler, Second Gentleman (Kamala's husband) Doug Emhoff, First Lady Jill Biden and Senator Dianne Feinstein -- after signing the bill. All photographs: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
IMAGE: An ebullient Biden celebrates signing the law.
IMAGE: Biden gifts the pen to Kamala Harris, an American tradition where a president gifts the pen he has used to sign an important law to someone present on the occasion.
IMAGE: Singer Cyndi Lauper -- a long-time advocate for LGBT rights -- salutes the crowd as she performs at the signing ceremony.
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