Ninety-eight Democratic lawmakers have signed a complaint saying that it is “cruel and unscientific” to legally define a person’s sex by their biology instead of what they ‘identify’ as.
Democrats are urging the Department of Health & Human Services not to implement a proposal by President Trump that would, according to the New York Times, ‘define transgender out of existence.’
Trump would roll back a series of implementations made by the Obama administration that loosened the legal concept of gender in federal programs to that of an individual’s choice – not determined by their sex assigned at birth. The Trump administration would define gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia.
Reportedly, DHHS is attempting to establish the legal definition of sex under the federal civil rights law that bans gender discrimination in education programs receiving government financial assistance.
Turn the page for details on the complaint.