Los Angeles, CA (Variety) — Equality was a big winner in the 2020 election even before the race was called for Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States of America.
Biden, a champion of LGBTQ rights, promises to make the Equality Act a top priority and hopes to sign what would be a landmark civil rights law within 100 days of being in office.
The Human Rights Campaign released a statement after Biden's win saying, “President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris are not just willing to be our allies, but they are true advocates for equality. And they’ve done it for decades. From Biden’s work championing hate crimes protections in the 1980’s to Harris performing some of the first marriages for LGBTQ couples after Prop 8 was overturned, these leaders have a clear vision that centers unity over division.”
Across the country, LGBTQ candidates made progress with notable firsts in the 2020 election, including a historic win for Democrat Sarah McBride, who became the first trans state senator, winning a seat in Delaware. Songwriter Justin Tranter, tweeted, “ICON” at McBride's twitter page, while “Hamilton's” Rory O' Malley sent his congratulations.
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