Singer Cyndi Lauper: ‘We Can Rest Easy Tonight Because Our Families Are Validated’

( – Singer Cyndi Lauper said Tuesday that LGBTQ families “can rest easy” now that the Respect for Marriage Act is being signed into law “because our families are validated.”

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre introduced Lauper at Tuesday’s White House press briefing, saying, “I know we have some serious business ahead of us today, but as you know, sometimes a girl just wants to have fun” referencing one of Lauper’s hit songs, “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.”

“But in all seriousness, this afternoon we are celebrating a truly historic moment for marriage equality, and so I brought a friend with me, who is an icon, really doesn’t need any introduction, but we are thrilled that she is here. We are honored to have her here with us today on this important day,” the press secretary said.

“Cyndi Lauper, who has been advocating, as many of you know, for LGBTQI+ community for decades, particularly to end youth homelessness. Cyndi will be performing this afternoon, and I thought I’d invite her to — in front of all of you all today, to say a few words,” Jean-Pierre said.

Lauper took to the podium, saying, “I just want to tell you, I came here because I wanted to just say thank you to President Biden, Speaker Pelosi, Vice President Harris, and all the advocates, and his team. 


“For once, a lot of families — mine and a lot of my friends and people you know — sometimes your neighbors — we can rest easy tonight, because our families are validated and because now we’re allowed to love who we love, which sounds odd to say, but Americans can now love who we love,” she said.

“And bless Joe Biden and all the people that worked on this for allowing people not to worry and their children not to worry about their future,” Lauper said.


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