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Biden bashes GOP laws and ‘ultra-MAGA’ agenda at WH gay pride event

For the White House, these are not disagreements about what is good for children. Instead, the president who promised to unify the nation views Republicans as hater.

According to The Hill:

President Biden on Wednesday bashed Florida and Texas for state laws that target LGBT youth, calling them discriminatory at a celebration of Pride Month at the White House.

“I don’t have to tell you about the ultra-MAGA agenda attacking families and our freedoms,” he said, noting that “300 discriminatory bills” where introduced in conservative states.

State bills in Florida and Texas have banned discussion in elementary schools about gender and sexual orientation and restricted access to health care for transgender youth, respectively.

“In Texas, knocking on front doors harassing, investigating parents who are raising transgender children. In Florida, going after Mickey Mouse for God’s sake,” he said to laughter in the East Room, which was full of members of Congress, advocates, and others.

The hallway leading into the East Room was lit up with rainbow colors and a digital rainbow flag was displayed behind the president. First lady Jill Biden, Vice President Harris, Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff and Transportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg, the first openly gay Cabinet official, joined the president on stage.