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Where do Trump and Biden stand on LGBTQ+ rights?

2024-05-04T12:00:58+00:00
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  • Where are the presidential candidates on LGBTQ+ rights?
  • Trump and Biden have very different policies
  • What is at stake in 2024?

When it comes to LGBTQ+ rights, Joe Biden and Donald Trump have very different policies.

According to NBC News, GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis lauds Biden for his commitment.

Citing his nomination of a record number of LGBTQ+ judges and expansion of protections through legislative and executive measures.

Under the Biden administration, over 182 pro-equality initiatives have been undertaken, including the historic signing of the Respect for Marriage Act.

Biden’s proactive stance on LGBTQ+ rights

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Conversely, the Trump administration’s track record on LGBTQ+ issues was marred by over 200 policy attacks and inflammatory rhetoric.

According to The Pink News, Sarah Warbelow, legal director at the Human Rights Campaign, highlights the stark contrast, emphasizing Biden’s proactive stance in supporting the LGBTQ+ community.

Policy changes, such as the issuance of passports with X gender markers and the reversal of the military’s exclusionary policy towards trans individuals, underscore Biden’s commitment to inclusivity.

However, despite these advancements, significant challenges persist in the realm of LGBTQ+ rights.

Republicans are working hard to roll back progress

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While Biden has made strides in addressing LGBTQ+ issues, critical challenges remain unaddressed.

The epidemic of violence targeting trans individuals continues, with critics asserting Biden’s failure to implement effective measures to ensure their safety.

Moreover, the onslaught of discriminatory legislation by state Republicans poses a formidable threat to LGBTQ+ rights, particularly impacting vulnerable youth.

As president, Donald Trump made a point of enacting a variety of starkly anti-LGBTQ+ policies.

Limitations of administrative power

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The stalling of the Equality Act in Congress highlights the limitations of administrative power in enacting comprehensive LGBTQ+ protections.

Despite campaign promises, Biden’s inability to secure passage of the Equality Act underscores the need for continued leadership and advocacy on key issues.

GLAAD’s Ellis stresses the imperative for Biden and the Senate to prioritize critical reforms, including voting protections and healthcare access for trans individuals.

Additionally, swift action is urged to combat harmful practices like conversion therapy, which perpetuate discrimination and harm LGBTQ+ individuals.

The candidates on LGBTQ+ rights

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In a second term, Biden’s administration must redouble efforts to advance LGBTQ+ rights.

Critical reforms, including finalizing healthcare and education protections for trans individuals, demand urgent attention.

The Biden administration’s commitment to prioritizing science and equity must extend to policies affecting LGBTQ+ communities, including blood donation policies and HIV stigma reduction.

However, amidst progress and promises, the looming specter of political opposition underscores the urgency for sustained advocacy and voter mobilization within the LGBTQ+ community.

LGBTQ+ voter influence

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The upcoming election looms large, with LGBTQ+ voters poised to wield significant influence in shaping the political landscape.

GLAAD’s polling underscores overwhelming support for Biden among LGBTQ+ voters, highlighting the stakes for safeguarding LGBTQ+ rights.

As the political discourse intensifies, the imperative for inclusive policies and protections becomes ever more pressing.

Conversely, Trump erased LGBTQ+ resources from government websites and banned trans people from serving in the military.

Navigating the road ahead

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Despite strides made under the Biden administration, significant hurdles remain in the fight for LGBTQ+ equality.

As we navigate the road ahead, it’s essential to acknowledge both the challenges we face and the opportunities for progress.

By confronting obstacles head-on and leveraging the momentum of advocacy and activism, we can chart a course towards a future where LGBTQ+ individuals are afforded dignity, respect and equal rights under the law.

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