President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will hold a celebratory bill-signing event at the White House today. This afternoon, a who’s who of the LGBTQ+ community, members of Congress, and other invited allies will gather on the South Lawn to watch the president sign the Respect for Marriage Act into law.
In advance of the event, transportation secretary Pete Buttigieg appeared on CNN This Morning and again proved why he is among the administration’s best spokespersons who can articulate how relatably ordinary LGBTQ+ families are.Co-host Kaitlan Collins asked Buttigieg to respond to a now-viral clip of Republican U.S.
Rep. Vicky Hartzler of Missouri crying as she decried the bill during a debate in the House of Representatives, calling it “misguided” and “dangerous.”“I’ll tell you my priorities,” said Hartzler, at times through a cracked, tearful voice. “Protect religious liberty.
Protect people of faith. And protect Americans who believe in a true meaning of marriage. I hope and pray that my colleagues find the courage to join me in opposing this misguided and this dangerous bill.” Hartzler’s gay nephew, Andrew Hartzler, is among the people who are invited to attend today’s marriage equality festivities.Buttigieg responded, “I just wonder if [Rep.