Kamala Harris Panders to Transgender Activists: ‘My Pronouns Are She and Her’
VP welcomes trans activists into ceremonial office
Kamala Harris expressed her preferred pronouns during remarks at her ceremonial office on Wednesday while welcoming gay and transgender activists.
“I want to thank you and welcome you for being here,” she said.
“My pronouns are she and her.”
Harris spoke in front of a placard that put her preferred pronouns after her name.
She then implied she was the first vice president to welcome gay activists, alluding to the past under former Vice President Mike Pence.
“You are the voices of so many who probably never have walked into this room, and over the course of time probably weren’t thought to be invited into this room,” she said.
Harris then spoke about so-called Republican-led attempts to prevent biological males from competing in women’s sports.
“We know the issue in terms of the experiences our transgender youth are having around the country,” she said.
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She then noted 250 proposed bills that were anti-gay and anti-transgender, “including prohibiting transgender youth from receiving medical care and participating in sports, the prohibition on transgender people using the restroom, voter rights.”
Harris also noted the Department of Veterans Affairs would now cover the cost of “gender confirmation surgeries” of veterans and military.
“We’ve come a long way, and there’s still so much work to get done,” she said.
Joe Biden's Jan. 25 transgender order allows free gender reassignment surgery for active military personnel and veterans, all paid for by the taxpayer.
As the United States grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, Biden's order will allow treatments costing upward of $200,000 for military members.
Tucked away inside Biden's order is a clause “Enabling All Qualified Americans to Serve Their Country in Uniform,” repealing an Obama-era policy that prohibited federally funded reassignment surgery.
Trans surgeries for both men and women add up to $100,000-$200,000, according to the Philadelphia Center for Transgender Surgery.
Though Biden claimed to treat transgender troops would have minimal impact on healthcare costs, USA Today investigation found otherwise.