President Joe Biden took aim at Republican-led efforts to limit access to puberty blockers and gender transition surgeries for minors over the weekend, calling them “immoral.”
Biden reiterated his disapproval of anti-transgender legislation at the state level as a growing number of GOP-led states consider laws aimed at restricting youth access to “gender-affirming” treatments.
The comments are the latest in a series of clashes over transgender rights between the Biden administration and state GOP lawmakers, who have argued the treatments are dangerous and may cause irreversible changes in minors.
“Sometimes, they try to block you from being able to access certain medicines, being able to access certain procedures, and so on,” Biden said in a transgender rights segment with Dylan Mulvaney, a transgender activist, during a NowThis News presidential forum. “I