The Trump Administration is scrapping Obama-era transgender policy… by narrowing the definition of “gender.”
Soon, the legal definition of gender will be the biological traits a person was born with–rather than deeper questions of identity, like those favored by the far-left and the Obama Administration.
According to The New York Times, the Department of Health and Human Services “is considering narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth, the most drastic move yet in a governmentwide effort to roll back recognition and protections of transgender people under federal civil rights law.”
The Times adds, “A series of decisions by the Obama administration loosened the legal concept of sex in federal programs, including in education and health care, recognizing sex largely as an individual’s choice — and prompting fights over bathrooms, dormitories, single-sex programs and other arenas where gender was once seen as a simple concept. Conservatives, especially evangelical Christians, were incensed.”
The Times concludes, “Now the Department of Health and Human Services is spearheading an effort to establish a legal definition of sex under Title IX, the federal civil rights law that bans gender discrimination in education programs that receive government financial assistance, according to a memo obtained by The New York Times.”
Jonathan Weisman, Deputy Washington Editor for The New York Times, added his own personal commentary–that it was a “WOW story” that would “render 1.4 million transgendered people legally nonexistent.”