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Delaware’s Beau Biden Urges Legislature To Pass Transgender Protections

“I will work with our General Assembly to pass legislation that will provide such protections this year,” Biden, the state’s attorney general, says in a new video.

Fresh off the state’s passage of marriage equality, Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden is taking a front-row seat in the effort to pass legal protections for transgender people in the state.

“I support providing protections from violence and discrimination based on gender identity and expression under Delaware law,” Biden says in a new video. “I will work with our General Assembly to pass legislation that will provide such protections this year.”

“[She] has spoken to me about her fear of living without basic legal protections,” Biden, the son of the vice president, says of a conversation he had with a young transgender woman.

The video is one of three by Equality Delaware that have been released on the topic of gender identity and expression nondiscrimination legislation.

The legislation to ban such discrimination was introduced this past week and is supported by Gov. Jack Markell.

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Chris Geidner is the legal editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, D.C. In 2014, Geidner won the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association award for journalist of the year.
Contact Chris Geidner at chris.geidner@buzzfeed.com
 
 
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