Transcript for Joe Biden explains how he would protect the LGBTQ community
this segment, from miikka, she’s from state college, Pennsylvania, this is your first presidential election that you’re voting. Yes. Hi, how are you? I’m good, thank you. I’m the proud mom of two 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 nondiscrimination protections and even removing the word transgender from some government websites. How will you, as president, reverse this dangerous and discriminatory agenda and ensure that the lives and rights of lgbtq people are protected under U.S. Law? Well, flat-out just change the law. Eliminate those executive orders, number one. You may recall, I’m the guy who said — I was raised by a man who, I remember, I was being dropped off, my dad was a high school educated, well read man who was a really decent guy and I was being dropped off to get an application in the center of our city, Wilmington, Delaware, the corporate capital of the world at the time, and these two men are getting out to get an application lifeguard in the African-American, because there was a big swimming pool complex and these two men, well-dressed, leaned up and hugged and kissed. I turned to my dad, my dad looked at me, he said, Joey, it’s simple. They love each other. The idea that an 8-year-old, a 10-year-old, decides, you know, I want to be transgender. That’s what I think I’d like to be, make my life a lot easier — there should be zero discrimination. And what’s happening, too many transgender women of color are being murdered. They’re being murdered. I think it’s up to now 17, don’t hold me to that number. It’s higher now? Yes. Just this year. And so, I promise you, there is no reason to suggest that there should be any right denied your daughter or daughters, whichever, one or two — One. Your daughter, that your other daughter has a right to be and do. Zero. And by the way, my son beau passed away, he was the guy that got the first transgender law passed in the state of Delaware and because of a young man who became a woman, who worked for him in the attorney general’s office.
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