In a March 13, 2023 interview with Daily Show guest host Kal Penn, President Biden criticized Florida’s recently enacted bans on: (a) transgender medications and surgeries for children, and (b) the promotion of gender ideology in the classroom. “What’s going on in Florida is, as my mother would say, close to sinful,” said Biden. “I mean it’s just terrible what they’re doing.”

Added Biden: “It’s not like, you know, a kid wakes up one morning and says, ‘You know, I decided I want to become a man or I want to become a woman.’  I mean, what are they thinking about here? They’re human beings, they love and have feelings. … It’s cruel. We [should] make sure we pass [federal] legislation like we passed on same-sex marriage. You mess with that, you’re breaking the law and you’re going to be held accountable.”