Presidential elections between Trump and a contender usually only happen one way: attack, attack, attack. It can be difficult to sift through the information available — the actual facts, not the misinformation or conspiracy theories Trump is so famous for — when both candidates spend more time attacking the other than actually putting forth their own plans for the presidency. That’s one of the reasons why Biden was such a weak candidate and, arguable, why Trump won his first term.
What would Joe Biden do in his first 100 days. Believe it or not, he has a plan outlined. Of course, much of that plan was hinged on the likely outcome of a Democrat-controlled House and Senate.
One of Trump’s biggest hurdles to winning the presidency was the issue of race, for which he received terrible marks even from his own voters. That’s probably why one of Biden’s priorities was the Equality Act.
Biden explained, “I will make enactment of the Equality Act a top legislative priority during my first 100 days — a priority that Donald Trump opposes. This is essential to ensuring that no future president can ever again roll back civil rights and protections for LGBTQ+ individuals, including when it comes to housing.”
“Too many states do not have laws that explicitly protect LGBTQ+ individuals from discrimination,” he added. “It’s wrong to deny people access to services or housing because of who they are or who they love.”
For Trump supporters, the Equality Act — passed last year by a Democrat-controlled House — was the choice between minority equality and religious freedom. The Equality Act would increase protections provided to minorities in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and completely ban any discrimination still legal in sectors like housing, jury selection, public accommodation, and employment. Specifically included are protections for sexual orientation and gender identity. Trump notably stripped these protections from LGBTQ+ federal employees during his term.