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California Civil Rights Group Calls Federal Plan Another ‘Attack’ on Transgender People

24 October 2018

Among the Obama-era moves were guidelines, issued by the Department of Education, in May, 2016, that directed school administrators to recognize students' gender identity regardless of the sex indicated in their documents and to enable students to use bathrooms consistent with their gender identity.

President Donald Trump on Monday responded to a report that his administration is considering a narrow definition of sex which would exclude transgender people in civil rights law.

"We have a lot of different concepts right now and we have a lot of different things happening with respect to transgender right now", said Trump.

"This is just another iteration".

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"I think it's definitely upsetting", Morales said. And let's be clear: "this is a core agenda item of Trump's base", Perry added.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reportedly says in the memo that the USA government needs to adopt a "uniformed" definition of gender "on a biological basis that is clear, grounded in science, objective and administrable", according to NBC News. After it is introduced, there will be a customary public comment period before any final recommendations are made. Whatever is on the birth certificate defines gender, "unless rebutted by reliable genetic evidence", according to the memo.But what would constitute reliable evidence?It may be hard to find."We don't know genes for everything that we've identified medically", Dr.

The New York Times reported October 21 that it had obtained an HHS memo that proposes to reverse the Obama administration's policy that essentially allows an individual to choose his or her gender irrespective of biological considerations. Whatever else one might believe about this definition and its goals, it is not grounded in science. "There are biological bases for saying that gender, as seen in a binary, is no longer relevant in establishing policies and procedures". From studies of the differences between sex and gender, we know gender isn't objective.

The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association and many others all called for an end to discrimination against those whose gender does not match the sex assigned to them at birth.

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The peaceful gathering in front of the White House took place only a day after the HHS memo was leaked to The New York Times. They can expect to be able to file or register a complaint of discrimination against other students or even staff, and can expect to have an LGBT liaison within the Department of Education.

For instance, there are people with XY chromosomes - which makes them genetically male - who look, act and feel like women because their bodies can not react to male hormones.In other cases, some women with a condition that exposed them to high levels of testosterone before birth identify as male - but many more with the same condition do not.Some of the most compelling evidence for the idea of gender identity being hard-wired into the brain comes from medical reports on people who were born in the 1950s and 1960s with birth defects involving their genitals.

Both also suggested that, after all is said and done, the recommended change is likely to go into effect. Those calls reflect an important recognition of the human rights of transgender people, and the importance of this can not be overstated.

"That's part of the problem", said Perry.

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"This could be fixed by a functioning Congress", but the United States hasn't had one of those for decades, he said. And how do you solve that?

California Civil Rights Group Calls Federal Plan Another ‘Attack’ on Transgender People