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White House website now asks users for their pronouns

The White House, lit in the rainbow flag.

The White House lit with the Pride flag. (Getty Images/Molly Riley)

For the first time in history, the White House website is asking visitors for their pronouns and offering gender-neutral options to choose from.

President Joe Biden wasted absolutely no time in making his pro-trans stance clear, with the website updated mere hours after his inauguration.

The simple yet monumentally meaningful detail was noticed by the LGBT+ advocacy group GLAAD, which happily shared an image of the White House contact page on Twitter.

Those contacting the White House can now select from a range of pronoun options or alternately indicate that they’d rather not share their pronouns if they wish.

They can also choose the gender-neutral prefix “Mx”, which is listed alongside “Mr,” “Mrs” and “Ms”.

The simple act spoke magnitudes after Trump’s sustained attacks on the LGBT+ community over the past four years, and Twitter users were delighted to see it.

 

The moment after Trump pardoned turkey, reporter asks if he’ll pardon himself / Queerty

The moment after Trump pardoned turkey, reporter asks if he’ll

The annual presidential turkey pardon ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday is meant to be a light-hearted affair, and a way for the White House to project a warm spirit and a sense of normalcy. This year, it is anything but normal.

On Tuesday, President Trump emerged from behind closed doors for one of the first times since losing the 2020 election to Joe Biden, which he has yet to formally concede.

Related: Donald Trump will finally crawl out of hiding today… to pardon a turkey

After the ceremony, a reporter asked Trump: “Will you issue pardons before leaving office? Will you be issuing a pardon for yourself?”

Watch the moment at the 12:45 mark:

Trump asks Supreme Court to make it legal to ban same-sex couples from adopting

Trump asks Supreme Court to make it legal to ban

Photo via Proud Parenting Family Photo Gallery

The Trump Administration has filed a new law brief with the Supreme Court. In it, the administration argues that adoption agencies should have a right to refuse to home children with same-sex couples based on religious beliefs.

The debate rose out of the City of Philadelphia, where the city itself had a contract with Catholic Social Services to help place needy children in foster and adoptive care. The city terminated its contract with CSS in 2018 when the agency refused to place any of its children with same-sex couples, citing a city law that requires nondiscrimination by all agencies contracting with the city government. CSS claimed it would not abide by the regulation, citing religious exemption.

The Trump administration continues to claim that Donald Trump is the most pro-LGBTQ president in historyAn assessment of actions by the administration, however, reveals that Trump is actually the most anti-LGBTQ president in American history.

via Queerty