Biden pledges to mom of trans kid to protect LGBTQ rights: ‘I will flat out change the law’

Joe Biden, asked Thursday evening during a town hall on ABC News by the mother of a transgender child how he’d reverse anti-LGBTQ policy during the Trump administration, was direct about in his plan: “I will flat out change the law.”

Mieke Haeck, a physical therapist based in State College, Pa., told Biden she’s the “proud mom” of two girls, age 8 and 10, and the youngest child is transgender.

Haeck, saying the Trump administration has “attacked the rights of transgender people,” pointing out the transgender military ban, weakening of non-discrimination protections and removal of the word “transgender” from government websites.

“How will you, as president, reverse this dangerous and discriminatory agenda and ensure that the lives and rights of LGBTQ people are protected under U.S. law?” Haeck said.

Without any hesitation, Biden said: “I will flat out change the law.” The Democratic presidential nominee has said he’d sign the Equality Act, which expand anti-LGBTQ non-discrimination protections under federal law, within the first 100 days of his administration.

via Washington Blade