What is the Biden administration doing? In a leaked memo, Secretary of State Antony Blinken is instructing foreign embassies “submit robust information on the so-called ‘conversion therapy’ practices.” The State Department is planning to push its agenda “across foreign policy and foreign assistance lines of effort” and classify countries that do not accept widespread sex changes for children as “human rights abusers.”
Background: Blinken’s memo demonstrates the Biden administration’s plan to implement President Joe Biden’s Executive Order 14075 into its foreign policy. Signed last June, Biden’s order instructs federal government agencies to protect “gender-affirming” care, or sex changes for children, and to prohibit non-gender-affirming treatments like conversion therapy. Blinken’s memo suggests the Biden administration might pressure foreign nations to pass similar laws.
Other countries don’t want sex changes for children. Few nations share America’s enthusiasm to expand the LGBT agenda. In seemingly progressive nations like Sweden, the government has halted the use of puberty blockers and banned gender surgeries for children, instead favoring psychotherapy or “conversion therapy” for minors with gender dysphoria. Such psychotherapy would be classified as a “human rights abuse'' by the Biden administration.
Also, skepticism for transgenderism is not limited to overseas countries; American public support for transgender policy has declined.
Simply put: The Biden administration, through executive order, has sought to defend the systemic mutilation of children and might classify nations who don’t do the same as “human rights abusers.” Other nations, even progressive ones, view this as highly radical.