Sam Smith performed at the White House to help celebrate the signing of federal legislation protecting the rights of same-sex and interracial couples.
The Oscar-winning singer performed their hit song Stay With Me at a ceremony on the South Lawn of the US presidential palace on Tuesday.
It comes as President Joe Biden signs the Respect for Marriage Act, which recognizes the legal validity of same-sex and interracial marriage in the United States.
US singer Cyndi Lauper also performed her own hit True Colors at the ceremony, telling the gathered crowd: “This time, love wins.”
She then appeared in the White House briefing room and gave a brief speech at the beginning of the meeting, telling reporters she could “rest comfortably tonight”.
“I came here to say thank you to President Biden, Speaker Pelosi, Vice President Harris and all the supporters on his team,” she said.
“For the first time, our family, mine and so many of my friends who you know, sometimes your neighbors, we can rest easy tonight because our families have been saved. authentication.
“Because now we are allowed to love the one we love, it may sound strange to say it, but Americans can now love the person we love.
“Bless Joe Biden and all those who have done this for allowing people and their children not to have to worry about their future.”
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/sam-smith-performs-at-white-house-celebration-of-law-to-protect-same-sex-couples-42218198.html Sam Smith performs at the White House celebration of same-sex couples law