Joe Biden says he will reinstate a rule that Trump revoked, protecting transgenders who want to use any bathroom they choose:
FOX NEWS – President-elect Joe Biden has promised to get straight to work after he is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, which could include swift action on federal guidance President Trump revoked that was designed to protect transgender students.
The Trump administration, early in its tenure, revoked an Obama-era federal rule that extended Title IX protections to transgender students, allowing them to use bathrooms and locker rooms according to their gender identities and not just their biological sex.
Without these Title IX protections, it has been left to states to make their own rules on the issue.
The decision was considered a setback for transgender rights, though proponents argued the Obama rule was an example of federal overreach.
Biden’s website has a page dedicated to policies designed to support the LBGTQ+ community, and includes the promise to reinstate protections for transgender students on his first day in office.
“On his first day in office, Biden will reinstate the Obama-Biden guidance revoked by the Trump-Pence Administration, which will restore transgender students’ access to sports, bathrooms, and locker rooms in accordance with their gender identity,” the website reads.
And just like that we are back in the Obama administration. Ugh.
But that isn’t all that Biden is undoing. President Trump announced that he would remove COVID travel restrictions on Europe and Brazil, but Biden is going to undo that too. In fact, they are going to crack down even harder:
On the advice of our medical team, the Administration does not intend to lift these restrictions on 1/26. In fact, we plan to strengthen public health measures around international travel in order to further mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
— Jen Psaki (@jrpsaki) January 19, 2021
Not to mention we’re about to rejoin the Paris Climate Accord:
Biden has already begun to lay out his two-step plan to tackle the ongoing coronavirus crisis, and has promised to immediately undo several moves made by President Trump, including his decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord.
It’s like the last four years never happened, at least in some respects.