The Biden agenda on sex and gender is clear.
In one day, President Biden resolutely used his pen to alter governmental and social norms. He lifted the ban on transgender service in the military, saying, “It is my conviction as commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces, that gender identity should not be a bar to military service.”
The cost alone will be staggering! Family Research Council found that even with the Trump ban in place, “By 2019, the Defense Department had redirected funds from salaries, equipment, and trainings for 22,992 psychotherapy visits, 9,321 hormone prescriptions, and a whopping 161 reconstructive surgeries that racked up $2 million — an average of $12,422 a servicemember.” Imagine how much Americans will be spending on these things without the ban!
But President Biden did not stop with the military – and it’s clear that this agenda will have much broader ramifications than spending. With the stroke of his pen, President Biden changed social norms everywhere with another executive order that read, “Every person should be treated with respect and dignity and should be able to live without fear, no matter who they are or whom they love. Children should be able to learn without worrying about whether they will be denied access to the restroom, the locker room, or school sports.”
Don’t be fooled by the language: it likely portends a coming transgender mandate for schools. . We can expect that such a mandate will make spaces like restrooms and locker rooms open to all individuals based on the sex with which they identify, rather than their biological sex. In other words, it will enable boys entering girls’ locker rooms and playing on girls’ sports teams. Girls’ privacy and athletic opportunities could be at risk.
Kimberly Ells is an author and policy advisor for Family Watch International. She recently wrote a piece that should startle moms and dads everywhere: “The Endgame of Transgender Ideology is to Dismantle the Family.” The subtitle read, “The stage is being set for the legal marginalization of mothers, fathers, and families by force of law.”
She was referring to the Biden/Harris promise to pass The Equality Act. Despite its pleasant-sounding name, the Equality Act would redefine “sex” to include “sexual orientation and gender identity.” That little change would affect every facet of American life.
- Women’s and girls’ privacy would be threatened in publicly accessible bathrooms, locker rooms, showers, and even women’s shelters;
- Children could be exposed to dangerous, sexualized content in schools;
- Religious employers could potentially be forced to offer their employees insurance coverage for procedures related to “gender transition”; and
- Medical professionals could be ordered to perform procedures related to “gender transition” against their moral or medical opinions.
In response to this attack on the family, Family Policy Alliance, The Heritage Foundation, and Alliance Defending Freedom will be sharing a major response soon – and it’s something you can take action on! Stay tuned for more details!
Standing with you,
Chairman, Board of Directors – Rhode Island