Equality PAC’s Response to President Biden’s First State of the Union Address

Washington, DC – Today, Equality PAC Co-Chairs Chairman Mark Takano (D-CA) and Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) released the following statement responding to President Biden’s first State of the Union Address, where he called for the passage of the Equality Act and protections for members of the trans community.

“And for our LGBTQ+ Americans, let’s finally get the bipartisan Equality Act to my desk,” President Biden said. “The onslaught of state laws targeting transgender Americans and their families is wrong. As I said last year, especially to our younger transgender Americans, I will always have your back as your President, so you can be yourself and reach your God-given potential.”

“As President Biden said, it is time for the Senate to pass the Equality Act and get this important piece of legislation signed into law,” said Equality PAC Co-Chairs Chairman Mark Takano and Congressman David Cicilline. “As we speak, members of the LGBTQ community, especially in the trans community, are under assault from Republicans that seek to discriminate and harm LGBTQ Americans. These past few months have proven that the only solution to protecting civil rights for our community is enshrining federal protections into law. We have the chance to save LGBTQ Americans from these deadly forms of bigotry and that is exactly what the Equality Act will do.”

Equality PAC is the political arm of the Congressional LGBTQ Equality Caucus and is dedicated to the full legal and societal equality for LGBTQ Americans. All funds raised into Equality PAC are spent supporting and electing openly LGBTQ individuals and strong LGBTQ allies to the United States Congress who are committed to passing the Equality Act and to ensuring full civil rights and protections for all LGBTQ Americans.