Joe Biden says restricting transgender rights is ‘sinful’ in interview with ‘Daily Show’ guest host Kal Penn

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Tomorrow Penn Interviews President Biden For Monday the daily show,

A clip of the episode was released earlier in the day in which he discusses same-sex marriage and support for transgender youth. This is Biden’s first appearance on the Comedy Central show since taking office.

guest host Penn – who rose to fame Harold & Kumar movies—and later was a White House staff member in the Obama era—asked Biden about his evolution on marriage equality. designated survivor Also noted that she and her partner Josh have been engaged for the past five years.

Biden, 80, shared his “epiphany”, saying he was a senior in high school when, while with his father, he witnessed two men kissing at the same time. She said she looked at her father, who told her, “Joey, it’s easy—they love each other.”

He continued, “It’s that simple. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a gay or a heterosexual couple. You should be able to get married. What’s the problem?”

Biden told Penn, who said his aunt and uncle were disappointed he had not yet married his partner, to listen to his relatives and “Get married. Do it now. Don’t wait.”

For trans children dealing with regressive state laws, Biden said it is a “tough thing”. He said what’s going on in Florida is what his mother would call “closer to sinners.”

“It’s terrible what they’re doing,” he continued. “It’s not like a kid wakes up one morning and says, ‘You know, I’ve decided I want to be a man’ or ‘I want to be a woman’ or ‘I want to change.’ What are they thinking here? They are humans. They love. They have feelings. They have inclinations that are… It’s just to me, I don’t know, it’s cruel.

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Biden said the way to fight it is to “make sure we pass laws like we passed with gay marriage. You’re messing with it, you’re breaking the law and you’re being held accountable.” “

Penn, 45, first revealed he was in a gay relationship in 2021. She wrote about her relationship with Josh (whose last name has not been revealed) and their engagement in her memoir you can’t be serious Stating that they had been together for 11 years at that point. He added that while he always maintained an open attitude, his and his fiancee’s family members were “quiet” about their personal lives and that he respected that.

Penn said, “I’ve always been very public with everyone I’ve interacted with in person. Whether it’s someone I meet at a bar, if Josh and I are out or we’re talking to friends.” Are.” People those days. “But Josh, my partner, my parents and my brother – the four people I’m closest to in the family – are quite quiet. They don’t like the attention and stay away from the limelight.”

whenever getting hot with kal pen Host Gets Married, by Cardi B offered to work,

Penn’s schedule could be even busier — potentially. Has expressed an interest in becoming a full-time daily show host following Trevor Noah’s departure in December — and this interview with the president can only help his prospects.

He said, “I don’t know if I should be shy or not, but yeah, yeah.” Today Show last month when asked if he would take the gig full-time. “I greatly appreciated working in the White House. It was an honor. [Plus] My background is in comedy.”

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Penn told Monday the rap He was “very honored” to have Biden as my first guest for the first night I hosted the daily show, He was incredibly kind.”

Others who have temporarily filled the seat include Chelsea Handler, Sarah Silverman, Hasan Minhaj and Leslie Jones. Al Franken and John Leguizamo will both drown later this month.