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Biden Administration Timeline: Civil Rights Offices Protecting Civil Rights for All

EF Staff | Fact Sheets

After the damage caused by the previous administration, the Biden-Harris administration must do more than reverse harmful policies –– it must also restore and advance rights. In that vein, Equity Forward developed a series of transition recommendations to inform a range of policies on civil rights issues. Many of these recommendations were developed in collaboration with broader coalitions supporting the sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice movements, as well as the broader human rights sphere and groups working to protect science and evidence-based policymaking.

Building on our timeline of policy changes within the Biden-Harris administration’s first 100 days, this fact sheet chronicles a timeline of the administration’s progress in ensuring that federal civil rights offices and related entities protect civil rights for all, including LGBTQIA+ communities. For example, we are tracking policies such as Biden’s executive orders on LGBTQIA+ equality and federal agencies’ implementation of Bostock v. Clayton County, a Supreme Court decision that interpreted the definition of sex discrimination to include discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Equity Forward is also tracking the Biden-Harris administration officials creating and implementing these policies. This research is featured on HHS Watch and Global Spotlight.

This fact sheet was originally published on June 30, 2021; its timeline is periodically updated.

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