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The White House returns to report in Spanish and includes other options despised by Trump

2021-01-21T20:58:28.060Z

Biden rectifies decisions taken by his predecessor and also includes a secret message on the government page.



The new government chaired by Joe Biden has recovered the Spanish version of the White House website, which his predecessor, Donald Trump, had removed. 

In 2017, shortly after Trump took office, WhiteHouse.gov/es disappeared.

Although then-press secretary Sean Spicer said the Spanish-language site would return soon, he

never did

.

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Through the Twitter account @LaCasaBlanca, the Trump administration continued to offer updates in Spanish, but refused to maintain a section in Spanish on the website, as Barack Obama and George W. Bush had done before. 

The 

13.3% of the population

 in the

United States speaks Spanish, making it the main language in the country after the English, according to the 2016 Census.

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Among other changes, the contact forms on the page now allow users to

select the pronoun

with which they identify, and include inclusive English pronouns, such as

they / them.

In a statement, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) celebrated the inclusion of these pronouns as an act in stark contrast to the Trump Administration, which

removed all mention of the LGBTQ community

from the website of the White House.

"On its first day, the Biden Administration took immediate steps to include trans, non-binary, and gender non-identifiable people in the conversation," celebrated GLAAD President Sarah Kate Ellis.

“Pronouns matter, and adding inclusive pronouns to a contact form is more than just an ally display.

Research has shown that recognizing and respecting our pronouns can make a difference to our health and well-being, especially when it comes to LGBTQ youth, "he added. 

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The White House also announced that, in a commitment to increase inclusivity, the website will contain functionalities for people with sensory, cognitive or mobility disabilities.

In addition, the White House hid in the code of its website a

call

for programmers to join the United States Digital Service, the digital unit of the White House.

"If you are reading this, we need your help to rebuild better," read the invitation.

With information from CNN and The Washington Post.

Source: telemundo

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