Watch: Biden urges passage of LGBTQ Equality Act and tells transgender youth ‘I will always have your back’ in SOTU

Watch: Biden urges passage of LGBTQ Equality Act and tells transgender youth ‘I will always have your back’ in SOTU
January 4, 2020 — Vice President Joe Biden holds an event with voters in the gymnasium at McKinley Elementary School in Des Moines, where he addressed a number of issues including the recent escalation with Iran. Iowa member of Congress Abby Finkenauer was also on hand to announce her endorsement of Biden. Credit: Phil Roeder // https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
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During his fiery State of the Union address, President Joe Biden urged Congress to pass the LGBTQ Equality Act, and urged the protection of transgender Americans, especially trans youth, who are being targeted by over a dozen states, most recently Texas and Florida.

"And for our LGBTQ+ Americans, let’s finally get the bipartisan Equality Act to my desk. The onslaught of state laws targeting transgender Americans and their families is wrong," President Biden said.

"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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