Joe Biden has shared his plans, vowing to pass the LGBTQ+ rights legislation within record timing after becoming president…
But he’s received a lot of mixed reactions…
Just on different channels from different parts of the country, with undecided voters watching in the audience.
Yep, I told you things had strayed slightly from the norm.
And what he said blew Trump right out of the park.
“He missed enormous opportunities and kept saying things that weren’t true,” he said, noting that Trump’s administration said the virus would go away by Easter or be eradicated by the summer heat.
He explained how his first move would have been “sending Americans to China to get the most up to date knowledge on the virus.”
And that the President should be pushing all Americans to use masks as a way to stop the spread.
“He didn’t talk about what needed to be done because he kept worrying, in my view, about the stock market… He worried if he talked about how bad this could be, unless we took these precautionary actions, then, in fact, the market would go down. And his barometer of the success of the economy is the market.”
And when a mother of a transgender child asked Biden about his plans for LGBTQ+ rights, his answer was astonishing.
“I’m the proud mom of 2 girls, 8 and 10, my youngest daughter is transgender. The Trump Administration has attacked the rights of transgender people – banning them from military service, weakening non-discrimination, protections, and even removing the word ‘transgender’ from some government websites.”
And how he will ensure the lives and rights of LGBTQ+ people will be protected.
“I will flat out just change the law, I will eliminate those executive orders.”
Biden explained how, as a young boy, he saw 2 corporate-looking men kiss each other, and his father said, “Joe, it’s simple. They love each other.”
“The idea that an 8-year-old child decides, ‘You know, I decided I want to be transgender’, there should be zero discrimination and what’s happening is, too many transgender women of color are being murdered… so I promise you there is no reason to suggest that there should be any rights denied to your daughter.”
And so did the internet!
Who knows right now.
Saying that should he win Tuesday’s election, he will sign the civil rights law within his first 100 days.
Pledging to expand queer rights not just here in the US, but internationally too.
As well as signing the equality act, coronavirus would also compete for his attention if he gets in on Tuesday.
“I will make enactment of the Equality Act a top legislative priority during my first 100 days – a priority that Donald Trump opposes,” Biden said.
Saying it would “undermine parental and conscience rights.”
Biden would need the Democrats to take hold of the senate to ensure they could pass the act.
Which is a pretty big accomplishment of the civil rights movement.
Promising to use “America’s full range of diplomatic tools,” to promote equality.
“I’ll stand up to bullies and once more put human rights at the center of America’s engagement with the world,” Biden said.
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