According to Fox News, Rachel Levine just expressed optimism that, in the near future, medically changing the gender of a child will be a normal and acceptable practice.
"I think that the wheels will turn on this," Levine recently said.
Levine is the assistant secretary for health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and a four-star admiral in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.
In addition to this, Levine is a transgender individual. Levine, in fact, is the highest-ranking openly transgender official who is working in the U.S. government.
Levine recently spoke at the Pediatric Grand Rounds session that was held at Children's Medical Center in Hartford, Connecticut.
There, Levine said that the administration of President Joe Biden will provide the "highest support" for "gender-affirming care" for minors.
Levine, as stated at the outset, also expressed hope that more of America will join the Biden administration in providing this "highest support" for so-called gender-affirming care for minors.
"But I'm a positive and optimistic person, and I choose to be positive, optimistic, and, I think that the wheels will turn on this," Levine said.
I think that it's not going to be politically advantageous. It wasn't particularly in 2022. And so I think that as we look to all the different elections in 2024, I think the next two years are going to be challenging. But I am positive and optimistic and hopeful that the wheels will turn after that and that this issue won't be as politically and socially such a minefield.
Levine was specifically invited to the event in Connecticut to speak about Florida's controversial Parental Rights in Education law.
Florida Republicans, under the leadership of Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), passed the legislation last year. The law, in part, prohibits schools from instructing students in grades K-3 about sexual orientation and gender identity. The law received much pushback from the political left, which dubbed it the "Don't Say Gay" bill.
Now, Florida Republicans are taking things one step further. They are trying to pass legislation that would not only expand that prohibition to K-8 but would also prohibit teachers from allowing a student to have a preferred pronoun.
This all puts DeSantis and Florida Republicans in direct opposition to Levine and the administration of President Joe Biden.
Biden just recently attacked DeSantis's opposition to "gender-affirming care" for minors calling that opposition "sinful."