Joe and Jill Biden on Wednesday hosted a reception for pride month in the East Room of the White House.
The Bidens were joined by Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff.
Joe Biden signed a sweeping executive order aimed at harassing Republican states like Florida and Texas because they want to protect children from groomers.
“Hateful discriminatory laws that target children are out of line with where the American people are, and President Biden is going to use his authority to protect kids and families,” a senior White House official said, according to The Hill.
This is what Biden is focused on amid a baby formula shortage, tampon shortage, soaring gas prices and record high inflation rates.
The Hill reported:
President Biden signed a sweeping new executive order on Wednesday that aims to protect LGBT youth from a raft of conservative state laws and address barriers they face to health care and housing.
The order directs the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to release new guidance for states on how to expand access to comprehensive health care for LGBT patients, according to a White House fact sheet.
It also orders the Education Department to release a sample school policy that is inclusive of LGBT students, among other actions.
The order aims to use the muscle of the federal government to push back on laws in states like Texas and Florida that have restricted access to health care for transgender youth and barred discussion in elementary schools about gender and sexual orientation.
“My message to all the young people: just be you. You are loved. You are heard. You are understood. You do belong,” Biden said. “All of us on this stage have your back.”
Biden mumbled as he signed the executive order.
He had no clue what he was signing.
“Advancing equality for liberation, gay — for, excuse me, for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex individuals. That’s what I’m about to sign,” Biden said.