EXCLUSIVE: The Biden administration is preparing to directly confront the rash of anti-LGBT, and specifically anti-trans bills proliferating in state legislatures, according to the Human Rights Campaign, the country’s leading LGBTQ advocacy organization trib.al/txyz24D
Alphonso David, @HRC president, tells @TimTeeman that the LGBTQ advocacy organization is in discussions with the White House to be “even more impactful. We can anticipate more actions from the Biden administration as related to these bills.” trib.al/txyz24D
There are around 120 anti-LGBTQ bills in state legislatures. Six bans on trans youth playing sports are now law. One state, Arkansas, has banned gender-affirming healthcare. trib.al/txyz24D
Asked if the administration should be saying and doing more, David said, “The short answer is ‘Yes,’ and based on my conversations with the administration I believe they will be doing that.” trib.al/txyz24D
The Department of Justice also tells The Daily Beast that it “intends to fully enforce our civil rights statutes to protect transgender individuals,” raising the hopes of campaigners that it will launch legal challenges to the anti-trans bills trib.al/txyz24D
But Lambda Legal staff attorney Carl Charles says: “Without actions, it’s just words. However meaningful they might be, you can’t change someone’s material reality just based on words. There have to be actions that follow.”

Read @TimTeeman’s exclu here: trib.al/txyz24D

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