CV NEWS FEED // The Biden administration is planning to crack down on elected officials who attempt to legislate against the aims of the LGBT movement at the state level, an LGBT leader revealed Tuesday.
The new information came from Alphonso David, the head of the Human Rights Campaign, America’s most powerful LGBT organization.
In comments to The Daily Beast, David decried the fact that a number of states have passed, or are in the process of passing, laws to protect women and girls from having to compete against biological males in school sports.
“Alphonso David would not reveal the detail of the conversations HRC was having with the Biden administration,” The Daily Beast reported, but the LGBT mogul did reveal that he and his team at HRC “are exploring a variety of ways where the administration could be even more active.”
“Federal agencies interpret federal law,” David explained, “And I believe in many cases, the bills being passed in many states across the country violate federal law, including the constitution.”
“We can anticipate more actions from the Biden administration as related to these bills,” David said. “I believe that the administration is going be taking additional steps and additional actions that will further clarify their position as it relates to the anti-LGBTQ bills that we’re seeing in the states,” he added. “I can’t tell you what form that will take.”
The Daily Beast further reported that the Biden Department of Justice told the publication “it will ffully enforce our civil rights statutes to protect transgender individuals,” giving hope to campaigners that the DOJ is preparing to challenge in the courts the legality of bills that have been introduced—and some passed—in a number of states….”
The Daily Beast quoted a number of pro-LGBT leaders, who referred to conservative legislative efforts to resist their agenda as “heinous,” “ignorant,” and deeply unpopular. Cited in the writeup was a discredited PBS NewsHour / NPR / Marist poll which indicated a majority of Americans are wildly pro-LGBT, even when it comes to controversial “gender reassignments” among children.
As CatholicVote reported last month,
If accurate, [the poll’s] numbers would indicate that a supermajority of Americans support invasive “trans” medical procedures on children (from the administration of puberty-blocking drugs that could leave patients sterile to the surgical removal of genitalia and breasts) — and that support for these controversial practices is actually stronger on the political right than on the left.
Polling from the American Principles Project has shown that, on the contrary, sizable majorities of the public in many states strongly oppose these practices.
The Daily Beast also indicated that leaders in the trans movement are openly “lobbying” corporate powers to take “punitive action against states” that oppose them. “You can’t decide to articulate a series of values in your corporate manual or website and not live up to those values,” HRC’s Alphonso David said, referencing corporations’ pro-LGBT marketing. “You as a corporate leader have a responsibility to weigh in on some of those issues.”
A recent poll (incidentally, one from the same pollsters The Daily Beast cited to substantiate the claim that the public supports the trans movement) indicated that 57% of Americans “oppose American companies using their public role, position, or events to influence political, cultural, or social change,” while only 36% support it.