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THE WORLD; Biden team blasts Trump's rights policies; With annual global report, U.S. stands up for women and LGBTQ people.

Mar 31, 2021 - Los Angeles Times

The Biden administration Tuesday issued a sharp repudiation of Trump-era policies that diminished women's and reproductive rights and gave priority to religious freedoms even to the detriment of other liberties.

Saying that human rights are universal and "co-equal," Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken announced a reversal of the way Trump officials collected and assessed some data on freedom in scores of countries.

Blinken made the comments as he released the State Department's annu...