President Biden’s Transgender Day of Visibility Statement

President Biden’s Transgender Day of Visibility Statement

In a proclamation given on Transgender Day of Visibility, President Joe Biden showed his support for the LGBTQ+ community be stating that trans people are “a part of the fabric of our nation.”

Biden’s statement addressed the contributions made by trans people to American society, and referenced the actions his administration has taken to stop anti-LGBTQ+ extremism.

The statement reads:

“I am proud to have appointed transgender leaders to my Administration and to have ended the ban on transgender Americans serving openly in our military.  I am proud to have signed historic Executive Orders that strengthen civil rights protections in housing, employment, health care, education, the justice system, and more. I am proud to have signed the Respect for Marriage Act into law, ensuring that every American can marry the person they love.”

Biden’s Department of Justice (DOJ) also filed a brief in support of trans students playing on sports teams matching their genders, according to LGBTQ Nation. The DOJ also informed states that bans on gender-affirming care are unconstitutional, though not much positive movement has been seen there.

Many conservatives saw Biden’s statement as an affront to the celebration of Easter which happened to be on the same day. The Trump campaign used Biden’s acknowledgement of Transgender Day of Visibility as an opportunity to toss blame and construct false narratives about the current president, according to the Washington Post. 

Biden emphasized: “Whether serving their communities or in the military, raising families or running businesses, they help America thrive.” 

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