Joe BidenMakes Statement

LGBT progress ‘incomplete’

17 May, 2015

On the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia Biden promotes equality for homosexuals. He says progress in America:

remains incomplete, but the momentum has shifted in the right direction.

He equates “religious condemnation” of homosexuality with “violence with impunity, mistreatment by police, the denial of health care … and social isolation.”

Progress has also been made in many places around the world. But in too many places, life for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals is actually getting worse. In too many places, LGBT community members face violence with impunity, mistreatment by police, the denial of health care, or religious condemnation and social isolation.

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