The Trump administration considers plan that officially erases trans identities

What if you were born and the government decided you did not exist? That is what the Trump Administration is contemplating doing to millions of Americans, of all races, and all ages.

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration 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.

1.4 million Americans define themselves as belonging to another gender despite the appearance of their “genitalia.” In a move to appease his radical, so-called “Christian” base, Trump’s Department of Health and Human Services is preparing to take away the Federally-guaranteed civil rights provided to these people that protect them from hatred, ostracism, violence and discrimination as they live their lives.

[T]he 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.

The department argued in its memo that key government agencies needed to adopt an explicit and uniform definition of gender as determined “on a biological basis that is clear, grounded in science, objective and administrable.” The agency’s proposed definition would define sex as either male or female, unchangeable, and determined by the genitals that a person is born with, according to a draft reviewed by The Times. Any dispute about one’s sex would have to be clarified using genetic testing.

Protections for transgender people were established during the Administration of President Obama, as our society gradually came to recognize that one’s perception and understanding of one’s sexual identity could not be reduced to the appearance of one’s sexual organs. This was an understanding that was and is supported by the medical and psychological community as firmly well-established.  It is also an understanding that has been widely acknowledged by our courts and legal system.

Source: dailykos