President Biden will mark the month of Pride on Wednesday by ordering federal agencies to develop “comprehensive” school policies and to ensure that same-sex couples and transgender adults can be raised.
Biden will sign an executive order that would include various measures for the rights of gays and transgender people. Are the first members.
Other provisions direct the Federal Trade Commission to look into whether the phrase “conversion therapy” is tantamount to deceptive marketing and direct the Department of Health and Human Services to draft a “LGBTQ + Adult Rights Bill.” Is.
A Biden administration official told reporters that the president would use the signing ceremony to condemn recent legislation in Republican-led states that bans sexual orientation and gender identity education. Florida law prohibits such subjects up to the third level in kindergarten.
“This year, we have introduced more than 300 anti-LGBTQI + laws into the state legislature, and many of them specifically target transgender children and their parents,” the official said. “Most importantly, the president is bringing LGBTQI + children and families from across the country who have been personally affected by these discriminatory bills – children in Texas and Florida who have seen their rights attacked.”
Critics of Florida’s law have dubbed it the “Don’t Tell Homosexuals” bill, but Republicans like Florida Governor Ron de Santas say it is a misrepresentation. As senator, Biden voted in 1994. For a broader edit That would have prevented schools from using federal funds to “promote homosexuality as a positive lifestyle alternative.”
The potential impact of Biden’s new executive order is unclear, as many things have been vaguely assigned to federal agencies.
For example, according to the White House Fact Sheet, School Provision “directs the Department of Education to establish a new working group on LGBTQI + students and families, for states, school districts, and other educational institutions.” Policies will be pursued to ensure safe and prosperous development. A comprehensive learning environment in which all students thrive. “
Meanwhile, the Foster Parents Board has been assigned to the Department of Health and Human Services, which will be charged with “strengthening LGBTQI + non-discrimination protections in the foster care system”.
“While LGBTQI + parents play an important role in ensuring that every child in the United States has a lovely home, and foster care increases the chances of adopting a child by seven times, these parents are responsible for the well-being of the child. There are obstacles and prejudices in the system, “said Reality.
The Supreme Court last year unanimously ruled that Philadelphia violated the First Amendment by refusing to renew its contract with Catholic Social Services for refusing to serve gay and lesbian foster parents on religious grounds. Of
In recent weeks, Biden has warned that a leaked Supreme Court ruling violating federal abortion rights could jeopardize the large-scale court-established right to same-sex marriage and even schools. I can lead to the separation of gay students. Justice Samuel Elliott’s leaked draft opinion specifically states, however, that abortion is “fundamentally different” from issues such as marriage and contraception.
The Supreme Court repealed state laws against homosexual sodomy in 2003. In 2013, judges lifted a state-imposed federal ban on same-sex marriage, and in 2015 established the right to same-sex marriage in all 50 states.
Biden himself has a mixed record on gay and transgender rights. He was a senator in the 1990’s. One of 32 Senate Democrats who voted federally to ban same-sex marriage. He also voted in favor of legislation that would enforce the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.
As vice president, Biden said in 2012 that he was “absolutely comfortable” with gay marriage – a comment widely criticized by then-President Barack Obama for allowing gay and lesbian marriage. Is seen as inspiring to abandon opposition. Biden lifted former President Donald Trump’s transgender military ban last year.
Gallup survey data released in February shows. About 0.7% Americans are transgender. Another 1.5% are gay, 1% are gay and 4% said they are bisexual.