Biden: Transgender Equality Is ‘Civil Rights Issue of Our Time’

Vice President Joe Biden

Catholic Vice President of the United States Joe Biden recently stated that transgender equality is “the civil rights issue of our time,”  according to a short article on Politico.com.

Biden had stopped to speak with a woman at a Sarasota, Florida, campaign office, and the following information was provided by a reporter:

“She said something …at first inaudible to [the press] pool, to which VP responded was the ‘civil rights issue of our time.’

“Pool later asked the woman, Linda Carragher Bourne of Sarasota about the exchange. She said her daughter was Miss Trans New England and asked if he would help them.

” ‘A lot of my friends are being killed, and they don’t have the civil rights yet. These guys are gonna make it happen,’ she told the pool.”

The story also notes that the Obama-Biden administration is the first to send a representative to a conference on transgender issues.

Kudos to Biden for being so forthright in his support for LGBT equality!

Biden is widely credited for having moved President Obama to speak up publicly in favor of marriage equality.

–Francis DeBernardo, New Ways Ministry

 

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5 Responses to Biden: Transgender Equality Is ‘Civil Rights Issue of Our Time’

  1. Kay Miller says:

    Most people do not understand what LGBT persons deal with on a daily basis. I give thanks and praise for leaders who do understand and speak out on the issues. God bless VP Biden and President Obama forheir leadership.

  2. That is a true leader–someone who will step up for the underdog even if it is unpopular.

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