The White House says Republicans are 'aiming to divide the country' after they opposed the 31 March date that coincided with Easter this year.
The White House says Republicans are 'aiming to divide the country' after they opposed the 31 March date that coincided with Easter this year.

Biden’s transgender day of visibility proclamation sparks Republican criticism

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The White House says Republicans are ‘aiming to divide the country’ after they opposed the 31 March date that coincided with Easter this year.

A spokesperson for the White House, Andrew Bates, defended President Biden’s decision to issue a proclamation recognizing Transgender Day of Visibility amidst criticism from Republicans. Bates accused Republicans of using divisive and hateful rhetoric to undermine the country.

Biden’s Commitment to Unity and Freedom

Bates emphasized President Biden’s commitment to bringing people together and upholding the dignity and freedoms of every American, regardless of their identity. He stated that Biden would never exploit his faith for political gain.

Republicans’ Criticism

The criticism stemmed from the fact that the Transgender Day of Visibility coincided with Easter Sunday, a significant religious holiday for Christians. Trump’s campaign, along with religious conservatives, accused Biden of insensitivity to religion by issuing the proclamation on this day.

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Biden’s Proclamation

Despite the criticism, Biden issued a proclamation on Friday recognizing Transgender Day of Visibility, calling on all Americans to support and uplift the transgender community and work towards eliminating discrimination based on gender identity.

Republican Reaction

The Trump campaign’s press secretary, Karoline Leavitt, demanded an apology from the White House to Catholics and Christians who celebrate Easter, stating that Easter should be the sole focus of the day. 

US House Speaker Mike Johnson criticized the Biden administration for betraying the central tenet of Easter and called the proclamation outrageous and abhorrent.

Conclusion

President Biden’s decision to issue a proclamation recognizing Transgender Day of Visibility has sparked criticism from Republicans, who accuse him of insensitivity to religion. However, the White House has defended the president’s actions, emphasizing his commitment to unity and freedom for all Americans.

Jean Martin

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