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trump wants to revoke transgender civil rights

October 22, 2018

Asshole-in-Chief Donald Trump has done a lot to disenfranchise LGBTQ+ Americans, attempting to remove us from American life and, frankly, American history. The Orange One’s most recent effort to erase trans Americans is redefine personhood, for all intents and purposes, to further marginalize trans folks from daily life.

Trump’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), according to Erica Green, Katie Benner, and Robert Pear at the Times, is considering an interpretation of Title IX—the federal civil rights law that bans sex discrimination in federally funded schools—that “would define sex as either male or female, unchangeable, and determined by the genitals that a person is born with.”

This will essentially erase transgender, non-binary and gender-fluid children from our language.

The proposal would erase any protections trans people have at this point, let alone the ongoing rights the community is fighting so hard for. This violent proposal would force individuals to identify as the gender they were assigned at birth, rather than who they actually are. And it’s sickening.