Biden Reaffirms Commitment To Equality Act

NBC News reports:

Joe Biden on Thursday doubled down on his commitment to LGBTQ rights, including his support for the Equality Act, in a message to the Human Rights Campaign, the country’s largest LGBTQ rights group. Speaking in advance of the group’s Unite for Equality Live virtual event, the former vice president and Democratic presidential nominee said America is at a turning point: “This election is going to determine our future for a very long time.”

Accusing Trump of trying to roll back protections for the LGBTQ community, Biden promised to be a staunch ally. “You deserve a partner in the White House to fight with conviction and win the battles ahead,” he said. “Together we’ll pass the Equality Act, protect LGBTQ youth, expand access to health care, support LGBTQ workers, win full rights for transgender Americans, recommit to ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic by 2025, advance LGBT rights around the globe, not just at home.”

Last year Biden said passing the Equality Act will be the “first thing I ask to be done.”