Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer supports former Vice President Joe Biden’s plans to force schools receiving federal funding to accommodate students’ who want to use bathrooms, locker rooms, and play sports with students of the opposite biological sex.
“Joe Biden said that on his first day of office, he will give transgender students access to sports, bathrooms and locker rooms in accordance with their gender identity in federally funded schools,” a reporter stated. “Do you think he has the ability to do this and do you agree with his decision?”
“I agree with the decision and I know he’ll check things out thoroughly, legally,” Schumer responded.
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In addition to granting transgender students’ privileges in the bathroom and on the field, Biden has promised to use “executive authority” to “immediately reverse” the Trump administration’s policies that he believes are discriminatory and implement an agenda to “advance global LGBTQ+ rights and development.”
Some of his proposed changes include enacting the House Democrats’ Equality Act to legally cement pro-LGBTQ actions including allowing incorporating “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” into federal anti-discrimination law, cracking down on the “broad exemptions to discriminate” through religious freedom, and expand and funnel federal funding to programs meant to support LGBTQ communities.
In October, Biden told a mother during his televised town hall that he supports young children choosing to “transition” and reaffirmed his promises to “flat-out just change the law” to accommodate his agenda.
“The idea that an 8-year-old child or a 10-year-old child decides, you know, ‘I decided I want to be transgender. That’s what I think I’d like to be. It would make my life a lot easier.’ There should be zero discrimination,” he said.
Biden’s comments at the town hall followed his pledge to sign the Equality Act to combat the “epidemic” of violence “against transgender and gender non-conforming people.”
“My administration will enact the Equality Act to end legal discrimination against LGBTQ+ people, expand economic opportunities for LGBTQ+ people, reform our treatment of transgender and gender non-conforming individuals in our criminal justice system, ensure access to accurate identification documents, and improve government data collection to better track violence against the transgender community,” Biden said.