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House Votes to Clarify That LGBTQ+ People, Women Can be President

21st Century President Act, now officially allows women and LGBTQ+ people to become president. The bill was passed by a voice vote.The same bill passed the House in the last Congress by a voice vote as well, the Hill reports.Tuesday's vote targeted part of the U.S. code that concerns threats to presidents, former presidents, and their "immediate family." The issue is that the code defines immediate family as “the wife of a former President during his lifetime, the widow of a former President until her death or remarriage, and minor children of a former President until they reach sixteen years of age.”The bill now strikes that wording and changes it to, “the spouse of a former President during a former President’s lifetime, the surviving spouse of a former President until the surviving 10 spouse’s death or remarriage.”The outlet notes that Hillary Clinton was the first woman presidential candidate of a major party, that Pete Buttigieg was a leading democratic candidate in the 2020 election, and that Kamala Harris became the first woman vice president with a second man.
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Jared Polis on Sunday said that Republicans' push for anti-LGBTQ laws is "un-American" and an "overreach.""These hard policies about saying certain youth can't play sports, and certain people aren't allowed in certain places, or micromanaging what restroom people use and mandating what they do are really, frankly, un-American and are an example of Republican overreach, which will ultimately hurt their party, if they can't espouse the full diversity of the American people," the Democrat said during an appearance on CNN's State of the Union with host Dana Bash.The host asked him about his reaction to a clip that showed South Dakota Republican Governor Kristi Noem during a conference responding to questions related to LGBTQ issues in the state.On Thursday, a reporter asked Noem what she thought about a statistic, by HelpAdvisor, that stated that around 90 percent of the state's LGBTQ residents reported experiencing depression and anxiety, to which the GOP governor said, "I don't know. That makes me sad, and we should figure it out."Commenting on the clip, Polis noted that words and laws matter when it comes to dealing with issues related to the LGBTQ community."Look, words matter.
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