‘Dawn of a new day’: Trump signs bill to repeal NDAA
The president signed into law on Thursday a measure that repeals the 2001 Defense of Marriage Act, which denies federal recognition to same-sex couples and denies them federal benefits.
The repeal of the law also extends marriage benefits to same sex couples for the next 20 years.
It also includes a provision extending unemployment benefits for people who are eligible for them.
The bill also repeals federal protections for the federal government from lawsuits based on the federal Defense of Choice Act, a provision that gave religious employers the right to deny services to same gender couples.
The measure repeals a provision of the 1994 Violence Against Women Act that prohibits the federal Bureau of Justice Statistics from using funds from the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act to provide financial assistance to survivors of domestic violence.
The legislation also repeaks the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, which provided paid family leave to thousands of federal employees.
It also repeaves the Equal Pay Act of 1963, which was signed into effect in 1974, and extends overtime pay protections for women workers.
President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media during a press briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on Thursday, June 20, 2020.
President Trump speaks with reporters about a report that he has signed a new order for federal agencies to provide federal benefits to veterans.
President and CEO of the United States, Donald Trump, speaks during a White House news conference on Wednesday, June 19, 2020 in Washington.
President Ivanka Trump is flanked by her father, President Donald Trump during a visit to the White House on Wednesday.
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