Trump and Republicans set to determine biological definition of gender at birth

Trump Plans to Legally Exterminate Transgender People, Define Gender by Genitalia at Birth: Memo

The goal of the redefinition is to deny transgender people protection under federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex. The first step to being a good ally is educating yourself on the basics - knowing someone's preferred pronouns, avoiding stereotypes and learning what policies in government directly affect the trans and gender nonconforming communities. "Every person, no matter their gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation deserves the right to freedom and equality under the law".

He said "the objective of this rule is to erase transgender people from existence, to write them off from federal law, and to institute a definition that is contrary to case law, contrary to medical and scientific understanding, and contrary to the lived experience of transgender people". Across Twitter, transgender people and their allies began posting photos of themselves and their stories with the hashtag #WontBeErased. Under the reported proposal, the federal government would rely on the sex listed on a person's birth certificate as originally issued, regardless of whether the person has undergone gender reassignment surgery or had their birth certificate amended.

Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, responded to an explosive New York Times report that the Trump-Pence Administration intends to redefine "sex" to intentionally exclude LGBTQ people and their families from non-discrimination protections.

The press conference in Washington featured trans activists and civil rights organizers and was hosted by the Human Rights Campaign.

The department's proposed definition of gender 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.

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The Wall Street Journal has also reported on the issue - saying HHS officials hope to release a rule change, but says internal disputes mean it is not clear how extensive it will be.

The report has generated an angry response from some people in and outside of the United States, including swathes of the LGBTQ community.

The news was met with fury by transgender activists, and a protest was held in New York's Washington Square on Sunday night. "It would not eliminate the precedents set by dozens of federal courts over the last two decades affirming the full rights and identities of transgender people", she said. "We exist and always have". Keep an eye on their social media pages to see if they're holding events you can take part in or to share their messaging.

Susan Sarandon, the Oscar-winning actress, tweeted: "Trans rights are human rights".

Political figures including Bernie Sanders and Chelsea Clinton also joined in, condemning the report into the alleged proposed changes.

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