WASHINGTON — Today, Hip Hop Caucus President and CEO Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr. issued the following statement in response to President Biden signing the Respect for Marriage Act into law:
“Hip Hop Caucus applauds the bipartisan efforts to pass the Respect for Marriage Act, landmark federal legislation that recognizes same-sex marriages and interracial marriages as legal unions. The right to marry whom you love is a true embodiment of the right to privacy and belongs to every American regardless of sex, race, ethnicity, or gender identity.
Hip Hop Caucus calls on Congress to continue expanding LGBTQIA+ rights and protections that not only ensure equality under the law, but also safety from harassment and attacks of violence. Hip Hop Caucus will continue to advocate for progress as we celebrate this historic milestone for love.”