2020 presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg’s LGBT equality platform contains a provision for federally covered sex change surgery for transgender persons.
Bloomberg unveiled a “comprehensive policy to ensure LGBTQ+ equality” on Tuesday in a press release.
Part of the billionaire Democrat’s vision includes expanding the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, to ensure coverage for “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. That fight – true to our nation’s highest ideals – has achieved historic progress, but we still have a long way to go,” Bloomberg said in a statement.
“As president, I will work to protect every member of the LGBTQ+ community from hatred, violence, and discrimination. 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 former mayor of New York City 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.