President Biden: ‘To Our Younger Transgender Americans, I Will Always Have Your Back’ Staff | April 1, 2022 | 5:13pm EDT
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( - The White House released a “fact sheet” on Thursday outlining the “advances” it says the administration has made in “equality and visibility for transgender Americans.”

Part of the fact sheet quoted a statement that President Joe Biden had made in his State of the Union Address.

“In his March, 2022 State of the Union Address,” the fact sheet explained, “the President said, ‘The onslaught of state laws targeting transgender Americans and their families is wrong. As I said last year, especially to our younger transgender Americans, I will always have your back as your President, so you can be yourself and reach your God-given potential.’

“The White House has also hosted listening sessions with transgender youth and advocates in states across the country that are impacted by anti-transgender legislative attacks,” said the fact sheet.

The White House fact sheet also indicated that it would be making it easier for transgender people to visit the White House.

“The White House Office of Management and Administration is announcing that it is beginning the process of implementing updates that will improve the White House campus entry process for transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary visitors by adding an ‘X’ gender marker option to the White House Worker and Visitor Entry System (WAVES) system,” said the fact sheet.

“This change will ensure that transgender, non-binary, and gender nonconforming people can visit the People’s House in a manner that respects and affirms their gender identity,” the fact sheet said.

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