Biden Lambasts Lawmakers for ‘Anti-Transgender Bills’
Marking the International Transgender Day of Visibility, President Biden harshly criticized lawmakers and governors across the country for, among other things, “efforts to criminalize supportive medical care for transgender kids….” This statement comes on the heels of states like Arizona signing bills to ban transgender surgeries for youth.
From Daily Mail. President Biden on Wednesday tore into the ‘political attacks’ on transgender children coming from state legislators across the country such as Florida‘s so-called ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill.
‘Visibility matters, and so many transgender, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming Americans are thriving,’ Biden said in a statement marking Transgender Visibility Day. ‘Despite this progress, transgender Americans continue to face discrimination, harassment, and barriers to opportunity.’
Biden said that in 2021 and 2022, states had proposed ‘hundreds of anti-transgender bills. ‘Efforts to criminalize supportive medical care for transgender kids, to ban transgender children from playing sports, and to outlaw discussing LGBTQI+ people in schools undermine their humanity and corrode our Nation’s values.’
On Wednesday, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill that would ban anyone under the age of 18 from getting gender reassignment surgery and limiting transgender girls from playing in girls’ sports….
Until two years ago, no state had passed a law regulating gender-designated youth sports. But the issue has become front and center in Republican-led statehouses since Idaho lawmakers passed the nation’s first sports participation law in 2020. That law is now blocked in court, along with another in West Virginia.
Since last year, bans have been introduced in at least 25 states, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. This week, lawmakers in Oklahoma also passed a ban….
On Monday Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill that bans teachers from giving classroom instruction on ‘sexual orientation’ or ‘gender identity’ in kindergarten through third grade….
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(Excerpt from Daily Mail. Photo Credit: Getty Images)
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