Biden announces new actions to protect transgender Americans

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President Biden said Thursday that his administration is working to protect Americans from the wave of anti-trans laws being passed at the state level.

“To everyone celebrating Transgender Day of Visibility, I want you to know your president sees you,” Biden said in a video statement. “Our entire administration sees you for who you are, made in the image of God and deserving in dignity, respect and support. But we know it’s hard when there are those out there who don’t see you and don’t respect you.”

Biden then referenced the surge in state-level laws targeting transgender Americans. In Texas, the state government is investigating parents of trans youths for child abuse. In Idaho, a bill would have made it a felony punishable by life in prison for parents to seek gender-affirming care for their children and for medical professionals to provide it. While the bill passed in the state House, virtually along party lines, it ended up being shelved in the Senate.


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