(trendingpoliticsnews) – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has spearheaded a statewide campaign to outlaw gender-affirming medical treatments for minors. DeSantis has publicly stated that doctors should face legal action for providing these treatments and even suspended a state attorney for failing to comply with the ban.
In response to DeSantis’ actions, Biden appeared to criticize the governor’s handling of transgender youth and hinted at the possibility of implementing a nationwide transgender law.
“What’s going on in Florida, is as my mother would say, is close to sinful. I mean, it’s just terrible what they’re doing. It’s not like, you know, a kid wakes up one morning and says, ‘you know, I decided I want to become a man or I want to become a woman or I want to change.’ I mean, what are they thinking about here? They’re human beings,” Biden said.
“They love, they have feelings, they have inclinations that are, I mean, it just to me is, I don’t know, it’s cruel. And the way we do it is we make sure we pass legislation like we passed on same-sex marriage.” He continued, “You mess with that, you’re breaking the law, and you’re going to be held accountable.”
Gender affirming transitions, mainly for kids, could be a talking point for the 2024 presidential race, especially if Biden and DeSantis face off. DeSantis has been unapologetic for his dismissal of “woke” behavior.