Jen Psaki fires back at controversy over LGBTQ executive order: ‘Trans rights are human rights’ | The Independent

A White House spokesperson has responded to backlash over Joe Biden‘s executive order regarding transgender children competing in athletics in schools.

During a press briefing on Tuesday, Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, was asked about what message Mr. Biden’s executive order should send to cis and transgender female athletes.

“The president believes that trans rights are human rights,” Ms Psaki responded before referring the reporter to individual institutions for how they’ll treat their athletic programmes.

The executive order under scrutiny, entitled the “Executive Order on Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation”, was signed by Mr. Biden in January.

Source: Jen Psaki fires back at controversy over LGBTQ executive order: ‘Trans rights are human rights’ | The Independent