Prison » Sen. Kamala Harris Says ‘It’s About Time We Have a Better Understanding of the Needs’ of Transgenders

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January 22, 2019

After announcing she was running for president, Sen. Kamala Harris (D.-Calif.) talked to reporters at her alma mater Howard University today and said that she said it is time for America to “have a better understanding of the needs” of transgenders.

“I believe that we are at a point where we have got to stop vilifying people based sexual orientation,” Harris said, “and we’ve got to understand that when we are talking about a particular transgender community for too long they have been the subject of bias and, frankly, a lack of understanding about their circumstance and their physical needs, in addition to any other needs they have. And it’s about time that we have a better understanding of that.”

Harris also said that when she was attorney general of California she “worked behind the scenes to ensure that Department of Corrections would allow transitioning inmates to receive the medical attention that they required, they needed and deserves.”

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This article was posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 7:13 am

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