Biden calls for passage of Equality Act in speech to Congress
President Joe Biden, delivering his first joint speech before Congress on the eve of the 100th day of his presidency, urged Congress to pass the Equality Act to protect LGBTQ people against discrimination, signaling support for transgender youth amid a flurry of attacks in state legislatures."I also hope Congress will get to my desk the Equality Act to protect LGBTQ Americans," Biden said during the April 28 speech. "To all transgender Americans watching at hone, especially young people who are so brave: I want to know your president has your back."Although the House of Representatives has acted to pass the Equality Act, the legislation has remained at an impasse in the U.S.