Almost 70 U.N. member states still have laws criminalizing same-sex activity.
The repeal, which took effect 10 years ago today, "helped move our nation closer to its foundational promise of equality, dignity, and opportunity for all," Biden said.
Christy Goldsmith Romero and Jed Kolko, if confirmed by the Senate, will join dozens of other LGBTQ+ officials in the Biden administration.
The states' attorneys general, led by Tennessee's Herbert Slatery, object especially to guidance on assuring equal treatment of transgender people.
The Republican senator made the statement even though it was Donald Trump who originally agreed to the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan.
“We stand behind you and are ready to act to defend your rights,”
The confluence of the Delta variant and the Taliban tests the administration as Republicans salivate.