“Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden declared Saturday that the Equality Act would be his top legislative priority, an effort to enshrine LGBTQ protections into the nation’s labor and civil rights laws,” reports the Associated Press.
“It will be the first thing I ask to be done,” said Biden of the pro-LGBT legislation.
In his speech at the Human Rights Campaign’s gala, wherein he declared this top priority of his potential presidency, Biden also criticized outright some of the Trump Administration’s policies that affect LGBT Americans:
“‘It’s wrong and it is immoral what they’re doing,’ Biden said of the Trump administration. Among other Trump polices, he cited attempts to bar transgender troops in the U.S. military, allow individuals in the medical field to refuse to treat LGBTQ individuals, and allow homeless shelters to refuse transgender occupants.”
Despite Biden’s intention to treat LGBT issues has his number one, most Americans say that health care and the rising costs associated with it, the economy, and national security are their top political priorities.