Bloomberg is latest Democratic presidential hopeful to unveil LGBTQ platform
by Tim Fitzsimons
January 28, 2020
Mike Bloomberg, the former New York City mayor and a Democratic presidential hopeful, on Tuesday outlined his LGBTQ policy platform ahead of next week’s Iowa caucuses, saying “expanding rights is what makes people want to live in America.”
Bloomberg’s plan promises to “reverse the multitude of policy setbacks to LGBTQ+ Americans under the Trump administration” by focusing on workplace equality, disparities in health care, protecting youth and families, and ending violence.
“I have been honored to stand with the LGBTQ+ community in the fight for equality and justice, from New York, where we won marriage equality in 2011, to states across the country,” Bloomberg said in a statement. “That fight — true to our nation’s highest ideals — has achieved historic progress, but we still have a long way to go.”