Center Action Network's Response to the New York Times Story
By now many of you have seen the New York Times article titled, "Trump Administration Eyes Defining Transgender Out of Existence," about forthcoming rules from Department of Health and Human Services. The memo suggests that government agencies should adopt a new definition of gender which would essentially obliterate federal recognition of the estimated 2 million transgender and gender-expansive people living in America.
Millions of transgender Americans aren't the only ones who will be harmed by this attack. By narrowing our civil rights laws, it will set back women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, and make it easier to fire or harass anyone who is perceived as not conforming to rigid gender stereotypes.
Terry Stone & Tanya Witt
Center Action Network