Bloomberg Vows to Use Taxpayer Money to Fund Transgender Sex Change Surgeries
Democratic presidential candidate pledges to open up Obamacare if elected
Billionaire Michael Bloomberg has pledged to use taxpayer money to pay for transgenders to undergo expensive sex-change surgery, if he's elected president in November.
Democratic presidential candidate Bloomberg introduced his new LGBTQ equality platform this week that contains a provision for federally-funded gender-reassignment surgery for transgender persons.
On Tuesday, former New York Mayor Bloomberg unveiled a “comprehensive policy to ensure LGBTQ+ equality” in a press release.
Part of the 2020 Democrat’s vision includes expanding Obamacare, also known as the Affordable Care Act, to cover “medically-necessary gender-affirming care (e.g., gender-affirming surgery and hormone therapy).”
“I have been honored to stand with the LGBTQ+ community in the fight for equality and justice, from New York, where we won marriage equality in 2011, to states across the country,” Bloomberg declared in a statement.
"That fight – true to our nation’s highest ideals – has achieved historic progress, but we still have a long way to go.""
“As president, I will work to protect every member of the LGBTQ+ community from hatred, violence, and discrimination," Bloomberg continued.
"We will close disparities in health care access and quality, stop violence against transgender people, and advocate for equal rights across the world.
"We cannot settle for anything less – and I won’t.”
The White House hopeful also pledged to roll back Trump administration policies aimed at protecting religious liberties.
“Mike will also end the Trump administration’s practice of granting federally funded organizations a license to discriminate against people based on their religious beliefs, sexual orientation or gender identity,” the press release said.
Bloomberg will make his push for gun control in the United States the focus of his 60-second campaign commercial that will air during this weekend’s Super Bowl, his team revealed on Thursday.
The late entrant into the election race has been a key supporter of the recent anti-Second Amendment movement in the Democrat-controlled state of Virginia.
During the Super Bowl, Bloomberg will go head-to-head against President Donald Trump, who will also have a commercial during the game.
“People will be rooting for different teams in the Super Bowl, but virtually all Americans — including people in both parties and a majority of gun owners — support universal background checks and other common-sense gun laws,” Bloomberg said in a statement.
The commercial features gun activist Calandrian Simpson Kemp, whose son George, who grew up playing football, was shot and killed in 2013 when he was 20 years old.
“Lives are being lost every day. It is a national crisis,” she said in the commercial released Thursday.
“I know Mike is not afraid of the gun lobby.”