In an interview with a controversial transgender activist Sunday, President Biden condemned states for restricting sex change procedures on children.
Mulvaney, a 25-year-old San Diego native, has gone viral on TikTok for documenting his transition from being male into what he calls “girlhood.” Scores of women have accused Mulvaney of “appropriating” femininity and “making a mockery” out of womanhood.
“The most offensive part of Mulvaney’s act is not that it debases women to the lowest stereotypes,” Spectator journalist Amber Athey wrote this week. “It’s that women are being told to look truth dead in the eyes and then spit in its face.”
Mulvaney opened the interview by saying, “Mr. President, this is my 221st day of publicly transitioning,” to which Biden’s response was, “God love you.”
Mulvaney asked Biden if he thought states should be allowed to ban “gender-affirming health care,” such as puberty blockers and irreversible sex-change surgeries.
“I am extremely privileged to live in a state that allows me access to the resources I need, and that decision is just between me and my doctors, but many states have lawmakers that feel like they can involve themselves in this very personal process,” Mulvaney said. “Do you think states should have a right to ban gender-affirming health care?”
In reply, Biden declared, “I don’t think any state or anybody should have the right to do that as a moral question. As a legal question, I just think it’s wrong….”
The above comes from an Oct. 24 story on the site of the Catholic News Agency.