Redefining Gender Will Undermine Civil Rights, Says ACLU Of Connecticut

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

Trump Administration Moves to Exclude Transgender People from Civil Rights Protections

A student in New York City could expect to use the facilities that align with their identity, and could expect to possibly see all-gender facilities in their schools - as there are more and more of those being converted.

LADY GAGA and Caitlyn Jenner have given USA president Donald Trump a mauling over controversial plans to legally "erase" trans people. This is a huge blow to the transgender community, as this definition would prevent trans people from receiving federal civil rights protections and make it impossible to enforce non-discrimination laws.

The memo touched off a fierce backlash on social media, fuelled by the hashtag "WontBeErased" and joined enthusiastically by a number of Democratic lawmakers, including two widely seen as potential presidential hopefuls in 2020: California's Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren from MA.

"We're here. We're loud".

According to a report by the National Center for Transgender Equity, 63 percent of transgender individuals experienced serious discrimination in their school, 57 percent experienced severe or total loss of familial relationships, 50 percent reported having to teach their medical professional about transgender-specific healthcare and 19 percent were refused medical care altogether. The proposal would define sex as either male or female, and any dispute about one's sex would have to be clarified through genetic testing, according to the Times' account of the memo.

"This law provides a loophole that someone who is a sexual predator could go into a space, a locker room, and claim that day that they identify in a different way and disrobe in front of somebody of the opposite sex", Diehl said during the debate.

LGBT leaders across the USA reacted with fury to a report that the Trump administration is considering adoption of a new definition of gender that would effectively deny federal recognition and civil rights protections to transgender Americans.

"We're looking at it".

"We've made a lot of changes over the last few years to become one of the top 25 LGBT-inclusive universities in the nation", Seamont said.

It wouldn't be the first time the administration has targeted transgender rights, having scrapped efforts to allow students to use their preferred school bathroom, excluding them from civil rights protections at work and trying - unsuccessfully - to ban transgender people from military service. "The left accuses Trump of "redefining gender, ' but it is the LGBTQ movement that is constantly redefining reality to fit their latest ideological crusade", said LaBarbera, who has launched a new group called Center for Morality". "I want to protect our country". I am livid but clear-headed.

Similar sentiments were expressed by Diana Flynn, the litigation director of Lambda Legal, a civil rights group that advocates for LGBTQ individuals. I'm protecting everybody. You know what I'm doing? So am I. We are working to stop this and we will never give up. The administration is scary. "And I love you", tweeted Chase Strangio, an attorney with the ACLU's LGBT and AIDS Project. "This is clearly another ideologically-driven attempt by the Trump administration to marginalize transgender people and force them into the shadows".

Earlier this month, the State Department implemented a policy denying visas to same-sex partners of foreign diplomats and the staff of USA -based worldwide organizations if they are not legally married.

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