Thursday, March 11, 2021

Joe Biden signs executive order against LGBT discrimination in education

Joe Biden issued an executive order calling for a discrimination-free environment within federally funded educational institutions. 

The President called to protect and ensure educational environments would be free from discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual harassment, sexual violence, and sexual orientation or gender identity, which includes the LGBT community.

The order directs the Secretary of Education to review all existing regulations, orders, guidance documents, and policies that are inconsistent with the aforementioned policy within 100 days of the President signing the order.

As part of the review required, the Secretary of Education shall review the rule entitled “Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance,” signed in May 19, 2020, and any other agency actions taken pursuant to that rule. 

Besides, as soon as practicable, and as appropriate and consistent with applicable law, the Secretary of Education shall review existing guidance and issue new guidance as needed on the implementation of the executive order described.

Joe Biden will be the most pro-equality US president ever. He signed LGBT Equality Bill on the first day and he reversed Trump's trans military ban.

Read the executive order here.

1 comment:

  1. Joe Biden is on well his way to joining the ranks of the most progressive American Presidents in the past 100 years. The only President who has accomplished as much immediately in his first 100 days in office was FDR (Franklin Delano Roosevelt), and that was with a much larger majority in the House and Senate. Joe Biden will, hopefully, not be tasked with a huge crisis as Lincoln was (the Civil War and ending slavery), and Roosevelt was (ending the Great Depression and winning World War 2), but in terms of healing the USA and The World after a disastrous Donald Trump, he stands a chance at becoming one of America's very great Presidents.