Readout of White House Meeting with LGBTQI+ Leaders on Reproductive Justice and Civil Rights
Today, White House Gender Policy Council Director Jennifer Klein and White House Deputy Assistant to the President for Racial Justice and Equity Chiraag Bains convened a meeting with national LGBTQI+ leaders on protecting access to reproductive health care and protecting LGBTQI+ civil rights. Advocates discussed the importance of protecting access to abortion for the LGBTQI+ community, and the need to protect critical and foundational LGBTQI+ civil rights, including marriage equality. Participants also highlighted the importance of the right to reproductive decision-making and privacy, and the importance of reproductive health care for LGBTQI+ people as they start families, and cited fears about the challenges LGBTQI+ families are facing as states pass extreme laws restricting access to critical health care, including reproductive health care and gender-affirming care.
Senior Administration officials highlighted the President’s unwavering commitment to LGBTQI+ civil rights, reproductive rights, and safeguarding LGBTQI+ couples and families.
Participants included representatives from:
- Equality Federation
- Family Equality
- Lambda Legal
- Freedom for All Americans
- Human Rights Campaign
- National LGBTQ Task Force
- National Center for Lesbian Rights
- National Center for Transgender Equality
- National Women’s Law Center