With the economy nearing Chornobyl status and American influence rapidly waning in areas that used to be an exclusive US preserve, like Latin America (Biden Loses to the Teleprompter and Gets Ripped Apart for ‘Summit of Americas’ Debacle and Biden’s Memory Fails Him Again During a Disastrous ‘Summit of the Americas’) and the Pacific Island nations (China Seeks to Buy Eight Pacific Island Nations While Joe Biden and His State Department Are Comatose), Joe Biden has chosen to wade into the culture wars.
President Biden signed an executive order on Wednesday aimed at protecting L.G.B.T.Q. people from a cascade of legislation in conservative states that increasingly targets the rights of gays, lesbians, transgender youth and others.
The order is designed to counter efforts by Republican politicians like Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida, who has pushed through a measure — called by some the “Don’t Say Gay” law — banning teachers from providing instruction regarding gender identity or sexual orientation.
Other laws passed in conservative states include prohibitions on transgender girls competing in high school sports and efforts to ban the provision of gender-affirming care. White House officials have called the new laws “un-American” and said they are designed to discriminate against families and children based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Mr. Biden’s executive order takes direct aim at so-called conversion therapy, a discredited therapy in which doctors falsely claim to be able to adjust a person’s gender identity or sexual orientation with treatment.
In a ceremony in the East Room packed with L.G.B.T.Q. supporters, Mr. Biden said he was moved to take action to prevent what he called “hateful attacks” by Republican governors and legislatures around the country.
What Biden calls for is nothing less than making life-altering physical mutilation and a lifetime on hormone “therapy” that increases the risk of suicide exponentially into something akin to getting a tattoo. Even people who aren’t straight or conservative understand what is going on.
Biden is calling the necessary, vital exploration of all psychological factors behind gender dysphoria before changing children's sex … "conversion therapy."
— Andrew Sullivan (@sullydish) June 15, 2022
This bullsh** executive order has only one purpose. It is designed to be used as a tool in the 2022 and 2024 elections. His targets are Greg Abbott, Ron DeSantis, and other Republican governors who have acted to end trans athletes from turning women’s sports into a sub-JV men’s event, and are cracking down on the horrendous practice of “gender reassignment” surgery and curbing the ability of trans activist and “allies” to groom young children.
Biden is a failed president, and he’s groping for any way to motivate his base, whatever that is besides dead people and photocopiers, to come out and vote.
not a good sign for biden: young voters helped elect him, and now he’s hemmoraging their support
change in approval ratings from jan 21-june 22, by age:
— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) June 13, 2022
This is a battle that we can’t afford to run from. In fact, it is a battle we should be actively courting. We can’t let this grotesque mutilation of children morph into some vague Constitutional right, in the way that homosexual marriage has become mainstream.