Chairman Scott Praises Executive Order to Protect LGBTQI+ Americans

WASHINGTON – Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) released the following statement after the Biden-Harris Administration announced a series of executive actions to promote equality for LGBTQI+ Americans.

“I applaud the Biden-Harris Administration for its continued commitment to protecting LGBTQI+ individuals against discrimination. Specifically, today’s executive order marks a critical step toward providing LGBTQI+ students with safe and supportive classrooms, safeguarding LGBTQI+ children from so-called ‘conversion therapy’ practices, and protecting older LGBTQI+ adults from discrimination in health care and other care services. This historic action is particularly critical as state legislatures across the country move to restrict access to education, care, and other services for LGBTQI+ children and their parents.

“People should not have to risk their health and safety because of who they are. I call on my Senate colleagues to pass the Equality Act and build on our progress to end discrimination against LGBTQI+ individuals and protect the civil rights of every American.”


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