Biden Signs Executive Order on LGBTQ+ Rights

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The Facts

  • At a White House Pride ceremony on Wed., Pres. Biden issued an executive order aimed at combating what his admin. calls discriminatory legislation against the LGBTQ+ community by Republican-controlled states.

  • The order seeks to prevent "conversion therapy" by directing the Dept. of Health and Human Services to clarify it will withdraw federal funding from organizations conducting such practices.

The Spin

Right narrative

Biden should be applauded for his actions to protect young people from the extreme anti-LGBTQ+ agenda perpetuated by Republicans. He's combatting cruelty with a vision of inclusivity that says, at the very least, LGBTQ+ kids should feel safe at school.

Left narrative

With one stroke of the pen, Biden has categorized many Christians and conservatives, as well as many feminists and Democrats, as bullies of the LGBTQ+ community. It's not bullying to protect confused kids from controversial treatments. It's not wrong to promote ethical mental health care, reserve girls' sports for girls, and shield young children from gender theory in the classroom.

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Political split



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