President Joe Biden signed a disturbing new executive order which calls on the Department of Health and Human Services to expand efforts to increase the ability of Americans who identify as transgender to obtain sex-change surgeries – including for children.
“President Biden believes that no one should face discrimination because of who they are or whom they love. Since President Biden took office, he has championed the rights of LGBTQI+ Americans and people around the world, accelerating the march towards full equality,” the Biden administration said in a fact sheet.
The executive order acts as a direct counter to Republican legislators banning transgender surgeries for minors and biological males from girls’ spaces in their states. The Biden administration had labeled such acts as “legislative attacks against LGBTQI+ children and families.”
The order also serves as a “crack down” on conversion therapy, which the Biden administration describes as “a discredited and dangerous practice that seeks to suppress or change the sexual orientation or gender identity of LGBTQI+ people,” ordering HHS to “explore guidance to clarify that federally-funded programs cannot offer so-called ‘conversion therapy.’”
“Over 300 anti-LGBTQI+ laws have been introduced in state legislatures over the past year, and many of them specifically target transgender children and their parents by banning access to medical care and support at school,” the Biden administration fact sheet said.
“President Biden is addressing these harmful, hateful, and discriminatory attacks head-on – not only by speaking up for America’s families, but taking action to stand up to the bullies targeting LGBTQI+ people.”
“To help support impacted families, President Biden is charging the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) with protecting LGBTQI+ children and families from attacks on their access to health care, and has instructed HHS to release new sample policies for states on how to expand access to comprehensive health care for LGBTQI+ patients,” the message continued.
“The President is also directing the Department of Education with addressing the impacts of state laws that target LGBTQI+ students, and has charged the department with releasing a sample school policy for achieving full inclusion for LGBTQI+ students.”
The order also tasks HHS with working “with states to promote expanded access to gender-affirming care.” This is included under the section “safeguarding healthcare and preventing LGGTQI+ Youth Suicide.”
Gender affirming care is a phrase used to describe transgender top and bottom surgeries. Social affirmation, puberty blockers, and hormones also fall under the “gender-affirming care” umbrella.
Meanwhile, President Biden struggled to even use the latest term the left is using to refer to homosexual and transgender Americans during the “Pride” event at the White House used to sign the order.
During his speech, Biden vowed to defend “LGBTQL” Americans before correcting himself. “I,” he added, correcting himself, “Excuse me – ‘plus’ Americans.”
The president also misread the word “lesbian” as “liberation” when reading the title of the executive order at the at the event.
The president also criticized Republicans in states like Florida, Texas, and Alabama for passing legislation prohibiting public school teachers from encouraging children to have conversations about gender and sexuality.
“I don’t have to tell you about the ultra-MAGA agenda attacking families and our freedoms,” Biden said, mocking Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis for “going after Mickey Mouse for God’s sake.”
“These attacks are real and consequential for real families,” Joe Biden continued.