Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden said on Thursday that young children should be able to change gender identities without any “discrimination. He was speaking during his Townhall event that replaced the cancelled presidential debate.
Biden was answering to the mother of an 8-year-old transgender girl who cited the Trump administration’s anti-transgender policies, including the ban on trans people serving openly in the military, and then asked Biden how he would protect the “lives and rights of LGBTQ people.”
“The idea that an eight year-old child or a ten year-old child decides, ‘you know I decided, I want to be transgender. That’s what I think I’d like to be, it’d make my life a lot easier.’ There should be zero discrimination,” Biden said.
Biden promised to push the “enactment of the Equality Act during his first 100 days as president a top legislative priority.”
The Equality act is very controversial and threatens the freedoms and liberties of Christian from having to be forced to offer services in circumstances they may not agree with, either by faith or personal conviction.
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“The Equality Act is the best vehicle for ensuring equal rights under the law for LGBTQ+ Americans, and will guarantee that LGBTQ+ individuals are protected under existing civil rights laws,” reads “The Biden Plan to Advance LGBTQ+ Equality in America and Around the World,” as posted to his campaign website.
“Biden will make enactment of the Equality Act during his first 100 days as president a top legislative priority,” it outlines. “Biden will also direct his Cabinet to ensure immediate and full enforcement of the Equality Act across all federal departments and agencies.”
The page also states that in addition to pushing for Congress to make the Act law, he will use his executive authority to “immediately reverse the discriminatory actions of the Trump-Pence Administration and then go further to end discrimination against LGBTQ+ individuals.”