U.S. mulls revoking recognition of transgender people

NYT: Draft Trump Admin Memo Narrowly Defines Gender, Uses Genetic Testing

Trump Administration Moves to Exclude Transgender People from Civil Rights Protections

LGBTQ rights activist and YouTuber Jazz Jennings is speaking up against the Trump administration's reported plan to redefine gender as the one given at birth, declaring, "That is not happening".

Trump would be reversing Obama-era policy and guidance which helped recognise transgender students under existing federal law.

"Transgender people are frightened", said Sarah Warbelow, legal director of the Human Rights Campaign, which presses for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

According to NYT, this move by the Department of Health and Human Services would deny 1.4 million Americans their federal recognition and protection. The New York Times reports the Department of Health and Human Services is leading an effort to establish a legal definition of sex under Title I-X. The goal of the redefinition is to deny transgender people protection under federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex.

Houlberg said Howard Brown is committed to meeting patients' needs, regardless of what happens, and there's still time for stakeholders to voice their opposition to the Trump administration plan.

The Trump administration may narrow the federal definition of gender to involve only a person's biology, thus reversing an action taken by the Obama administration, according to a leaked memo reported in The New York Times.

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Roger Severino, director of the Office for Civil Rights at the department, declined to answer detailed questions about the memo or his role in inter-agency discussions about how to revise the definition of sex under Title IX. "Here, written out plain, is their attempt to erase our very existence as transgender people", the law center tweeted.

It could also exclude the transgender population from civil rights protections.

Since he took office, transgender people have struggled to maintain their right to use whichever bathroom best suits their identified gender. "To put this in the simplest of terms, this is the federal government saying, 'We will not enforce federal civil rights laws'". Anderson argues that gender can not be severed from biological sex, and that "taking our sexual embodiment seriously in public policy is not discriminatory"'. Transgender people are real and transgender lives have meaning.

Beyond the broader issues raised by the administration memo, doctors said the new policy would be impossible to apply to "intersex" babies who are born with ambiguous genitalia or reproductive organs.

The Trump administration is now in court over the President's effort to ban openly transgender people from serving in the military.

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