Biden Advocates for Equality Act in State of the Union Address

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Against the backdrop of an urgent legal battle against transphobia in Texas, President Joe Biden used his State of the Union Address to urge Congress to pass comprehensive LGBTQ non-discrimination protections.

“And for our LGBTQ+ Americans, let’s finally get the bipartisan Equality Act to my desk,” Biden said in his speech at the Capitol on March 1. “The onslaught of state laws targeting transgender Americans and their families is wrong. As I said last year, especially to our younger transgender Americans, I will always have your back as your president, so you can be yourself and reach your God-given potential.”

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