Elizabeth Warren vows not to imprison trans women with men

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Democratic presidential hopeful Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren gestures during the sixth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season co-hosted by PBS NewsHour & Politico at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California on December 19, 2019. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP) (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)

Speaking at a campaign rally in Marshallstown, Iowa, Warren – who is one of the leading contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination – swore to try her best to end anti-trans prison policies and to prevent transgender women from being placed in male prisons. “One of the things we have to think about as a nation – we have to stop putting trans women who are incarcerated into prisons with men where they are at risk. It is our responsibility,” she said, the Washington Free Beacon reports. She called the current policy dangerous, adding that trans women need to gain access to the necessary healthcare, including, of course, all the transition-related points. Warren also made the commitment to trans prisoners in her LGBT+ rights manifesto, which was released in October of last year.

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