Speaking to a supporter at a campaign stop in Sarasota, Fla., on Tuesday evening, Vice President Joe Biden called discrimination against transgender Americans the "civil rights issue of our time."
According to a pool report:
[Biden] singled one woman out who he thought had beautiful eyes. She said something to her at first inaudible to pool, to which VP responded was the "civil rights issue of our time"
Pool later asked the woman, Linda Carragher Bourne of Sarasota about the exchange. She said her daughter was Miss Trans New England and asked if he would help them.
"A lot of my friends are being killed, and they don't have the civil rights yet. These guys are gonna make it happen," she told the pool.