Log Cabin Republicans Respond to VP Biden's Attacks on Trump Administration's LGBTQ progress

May 17, 2020 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Blogger Tumblr

Washington, DC - In response to former Vice President Joe Biden's May 17 acknowledgement of International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia in an article published on, Charles Moran, Managing Director & Spokesman for Log Cabin Republicans, issued the following response:

"Former Vice President Biden's memory must be failing him, but LGBTQ individuals at home and abroad know they are safer now under President Donald Trump's leadership than ever before."

President Trump's address in 2019 at the United Nations General Assembly calling on the international community to decriminalize homosexuality was the first coming from a U.S. president.

Trump's Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell, the highest-ranking openly-gay presidential appointee in American history, personally leads a task-force advancing international decriminalization, which led to the first-ever convening to discuss the issue at the United Nations with U.S. Ambassador Kelly Craft, another high-level Trump appointee. While the U.N likes to hold the moral high-ground, almost a full third of its membership – 69 nations – currently criminalize homosexuality. 10 of those include the death penalty.

Furthermore, exactly 10 years ago this July, Log Cabin Republicans went to federal court against Obama-Biden DOJ attorneys who were fighting to keep the discriminatory "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy in place. Our successful case was the first time a federal court had ruled that the DADT policy was unconstitutional (Log Cabin Republicans v. United States).

"President Trump and his Administration has put the world on notice that criminalization of homosexuality is not in line with American values and there will be consequences for allies and foes who violate basic human rights. This stands opposite of the Obama-Biden Administration who openly supported regimes with the worst human rights abuses. Lest we not forget the billions in cash Obama sent to Iran, one of the worlds worst offenders on gay (and human) rights? Obama/Biden dragged their feet on LGBTQ equality issues until it was politically expedient for them and got caught in the act. I'm not sure what reality Joe Biden is living in, but it's not one based on any kind of accomplishments he can take credit for," concluded Moran.