During CNN’s LGBT town hall Thursday, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) applauded a nine-year-old who identifies as a “transgender American.”
“My name’s Jacob, and I’m a nine-year-old transgender American,” the child said. He asked Warren what she’d do in her first week as president to make transgender kids “feel safer in schools” and what “schools need to do better so I don’t have to worry about anything but my homework.”
“Oh, I like that question, Jacob! Let me start by saying I want to have a secretary of education that who both believes in public education and believes in the value of every one of our kids and is willing to enforce our civil rights laws,” Warren responded. “We’ve had some secretaries of education who’ve been better, and we’ve had one that’s been a whole lot worse. Her name is Betsy DeVos. So, when I’m president, she’ll be gone.”
“I want to make sure that the person I think is the right secretary of education meets you and and hears your story, and then I want you to tell me if you think that’s the right person and then we’ll make the deal,” she said.
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— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) October 11, 2019
In Warren’s “Plan For LGBTQ+ Rights And Equality” she vows that she’ll “direct the Bureau of Prisons to end the Trump Administration’s dangerous policy of imprisoning transgender people in facilities based on their sex assigned at birth.” She also announced her openness to decriminalizing “sex work.”
“I am also open to decriminalizing sex work. Sex workers, like all workers, deserve autonomy and are particularly vulnerable to physical and financial abuse and hardship,” the plan states.