Elizabeth Warren released an LGBT rights plan Thursday vowing to implement a prison policy that allows all male prisoners who identify as female to be placed in women’s prisons.
Criticizing the Trump Administration’s “dangerous” policy of putting all biological male prisoners in men’s prisons, Warren said that her administration would permit prisoners to be assigned to a facility that corresponds with their “gender identity” rather than their sex.
Under the plan, inmates would also be entitled to taxpayer-funded gender transition surgeries.
Thursday Warren declared in a Twitter thread her intent to “use every legal tool we have to make sure that LGBTQ+ people can live free from discrimination.”
? LGBT issues have become central to the Democratic primary, so much so that a CNN/Human Rights Campaign town hall last month focused exclusively on LGBT matters.