Hallquist responds to potential change in national transgender policy

People at a rally for LGBTQ rights in New York City in October 2018

Robert RedfieldThe HHS memo seeks to enforce a definition of sex across government that is defined by genitalia "on a biological basis", effectively erasing the notion of gender identity.

In doing so, gender would be qualified as "unchangeable, and determined by the genitals that a person is born with", according to The Times. Jenna Ellis, Director of Public Policy with the James Dobson Family Institute, explains what this change means?

Mason Dunn, executive director of the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition, said the potential elimination of federal protections for transgender people highlights the urgency of passing Question 3 on November 6. Its proposal that any definition of "sex" be restricted to "male" or "female" as indicated on birth certificates could also have a severe impact on intersex people whose sex characteristics may not neatly align as "male" or "female", and whose sex assigned at birth may not match their gender identity.

"A federal court has blocked HHS's rule on gender identity and termination of pregnancy as contrary to law and infringing the rights of healthcare providers across the country", Severino's statement said.

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The report published Sunday said the new definition, if adopted, would erase federal recognition for the many Americans who identify as a gender different than the one they were identified with at birth.

Yesterday's New York Times story was based on a draft memo that the newspaper reported has been circling since last spring.

Governor Charlie Baker, a Republican, said if the Trump administration were to eliminate recognition of transgender people in federal civil rights law, he would "obviously" oppose it and reach out to other stakeholders "to build a case for why that's a bad idea".

"HHS's blaming the Obama administration and their reliance on a terribly flawed and now dissolved preliminary injunction that was and remains in conflict with the overwhelming majority of federal courts which have held that, properly construed, Title IX protects transgender students is shocking", Davidson said.

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"We're looking at it very seriously", he said, adding, "I'm protecting everybody".

The Department of Health and Human Services told USA media it will not comment on alleged document leaks.

Chelsea Clinton also voiced her disapproval, writing: "The Trump Administration 'Eyes Defining Transgender Out of Existence, ' at a moment when transgender Americans face high levels of discrimination and violence".

If the statement was meant to reflect the Title IX ruling, the Justice Department under U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, although the Trump administration later reversed those decisions.

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The Trump administration, and conservatives generally, have continually attempted to frame granting equal rights to the trans community as somehow a threat to the wider cisgender population, with erroneous and debunked claims of bathroom access putting women and children at risk, and trans military personnel supposedly weakening troop cohesion.

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