Trump says 'looking at' transgender issues after report of policy change

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Trans and non-binary people and their loved ones have been tweeting in response to the Trump administrations ugly proposal, proving that no matter what, they will not be erased, and such human rights atrocities won't go down without a fight.

After more than a year of discussions, health and human services is preparing to formally present the new definition to the Justice Department before the end of the year, Trump administration officials say.

Jennings, who was born a male but identifies as female, said she's not anxious about the proposal, but will nevertheless speak against it.

The New York Times obtained a leaked memo draft that detailed plans which could put the legal protections and federal recognition of 1.4 million Americans identifying as transgender at risk.

A recent report by The New York Times suggests that the Trump administration is seeking to alter the definition of the term gender, appealing for a narrower alternate that threatens to dismantle previous mandates protecting transgender individuals.

In the memo, DHS states that governmental bodies need a uniform definition of gender that is formed "on a biological basis that is clear, grounded in science, objective and administrable". "Transgender people exist, intersex people exist".

It is feared the changes allegedly being proposed could effectively "define out of existence" Americans who now identify as transgender - a community who are said to number at least 1.4 million people.

Although the HHS branded the New York Times report "misleading", Trump struck a different tone when he was asked about the issue by reporters while boarding Marine One at the White House on Monday (October 22).

"The bottom line is that this should really have no impact on the Question 3 debate because this is Title IX, so it's education they're talking about, and we're talking about public accommodations, so it's separate spheres", said Andrew Beckwith, president of the Massachusetts Family Institute, which opposes Question 3.

Under the Obama administration, the legal conception of gender in federal programs was loosened.

"The same day that the Fifth Circuit dismissed the appeal, the plaintiff states that filed the Texas v. USA case dismissed their case because the Trump administration withdrew the Obama administration policy and guidance that the states were suing over", Davidson said.

Advocate attorney David Leopold blasted the potential move, saying: "Trump admin considers all-out attack on transgender community in move that would exclude the population from civil rights protections".

Legally defining sex as unchangeable at birth may also further stigmatize transgender people, whose gender identity does not conform to the sex they were assigned when they were born. Trump might not recognize transgender people, but Twitter activists and allies will. This would clarify for the courts and for all federal agencies that all Americans - including transgender people - have equal access to employment, education, health care, and other essential services.

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