This is very, very, very, very, very, very bad. I cannot express enough how bad this would be.
Whoa, a WOW story -- the Trump Admin has a new definition of sex that would render 1.4 million transgendered people legally nonexistent: sex is "a person’s status as male or female based on immutable biological traits identifiable by or before birth.”
The Trump administration is considering a legal definition of gender as immutable and fixed at birth, the most drastic in a series of moves against transgender people
From : "Trump Administration Eyes Defining Transgender Out of Existence". This is entirely wrong on moral grounds, but what makes it especially vile is how it appeals to biology. This is another area geneticists can combat misuse of science 1/n
The Trump administration is moving to exclude transgender people from civil rights protections — defining gender as either male or female, unchangeable, and determined by the genitals that a person is born with
to use ’s formulation, the cruelty is the point
THREAD: Earlier today, the published this story, about efforts within the Trump Administration to eliminate the rights of transgender people - a heartless attack on our rights.
45’s administration circulated a memo saying that sex is an immutable biological human trait and proposing definitions that would eradicate federal protections for trans people by essentially saying they don’t exist. This is a HUGE DEAL. Please read.
Folks are going to be rightfully mad at the Trump administration over this, but we should acknowledge that pundits who helped build contempt for trans people through sensationalist & misleading coverage of campus politics are partially responsible.
I’m genuinely scared at this and don’t have the bandwidth to rage about. Time for allies to step the fuck up because we don’t matter in our own.
It isn’t subtle. With two weeks left, is madly pushing every culturally divisive button he can to try and spur his voters to the polls.
It's important to highlight the practical purpose of the Trump anti-trans initiative—it's an effort to remove antidiscrimination protections from federal law.
“The agency’s proposed definition would define sex as either male or female, unchangeable, and determined by the genitals that a person is born with... Any dispute about one’s sex would have to be clarified using genetic testing.”
“Health and human services has privately argued the term ‘sex’ was never meant to include gender or homosexuality, and that lack of clarity allowed the Obama administration to wrongfully extend civil rights protections to people who should not have them.”
SSE would like to express concern about the Department of Health and Human Services’ proposal to classify citizens to one of two sexes based on their genitalia at birth. Read the NY times article here: & our letter in response here:
This is pure evil. Get your friends together and vote like our lives depend on it. Because they do.
Most chilling: the statement that inclusive policies "wrongfully extend civil rights protections to people who should not have them." The whole point of civil rights protections is that everyone should have them.
The Trump administration is considering excluding transgender people from civil rights protections. Many people took to social media to protest the move, using #WontBeErased.
The Trump-Pence administration is engaged in an all-out assault on the rights, dignity, and lives of transgender people. Their cruelty knows no bounds and their indifference to our lives is absolute. But we will not stop fighting.
In August '17 I said I was alarmed by language used by Trump administration and the military ban. I said it sounded like they were going to "phase trans people out of existence". Today: Trump Administration Eyes Defining Transgender Out of Existence
Trump is coming for Trans rights. As a cis-man, I want to say - I will stand with you and do whatever we can to fight this.
The idea that we fit neatly into two categories based on "genitalia at birth" not only omits trans people but the many infants born with ambiguous genitalia/intersex due to sex chromosomal anomalies, androgen insensitivity, etc. We're just not that simple.
I know there's an onslaught of bad news all the time on here, but please don't ignore this one. It's terrifying and we need to get loud about it.
Trump Administration Eyes Defining Transgender Out of Existence
I don't have words for how evil this is.
“The new definition would essentially eradicate federal recognition of the estimated 1.4 million Americans who have opted to recognize themselves — surgically or otherwise — as a gender other than the one they were born into.”
"The agency’s proposed definition would define sex as either male or female..." determined “on a biological basis that is ... grounded in science...” Apparently they mean "science" not science? BC good luck using bio to show all bodies are male OR female.
For a party that talks about small government they sure like to extend government into the most private parts of our lives and dictate what we do with our bodies.
A loaded and biased headline about the correct steps government is taking to define sex based on biological reality; not simply self-perception. This matters. Law ought to reflect the truth about human nature and not what psychological positivists demand.
Please read, protest loudly to .This plan is appalling as is the attempted use of #science to justify it. There's no science here, only a #humanrights violation aimed at the #transgender community. #LGBTQIA #LGBTQ #gender #anthropology
Brb just gonna go dig up some rational skeptic hot takes on Trump being pro lgbt back in 2016
Trump is looking to make it so that trans people will, by law, be considered their assigned at birth gender forever no matter the circumstances, with no exceptions made.
The Trump Administration “Eyes Defining Transgender Out of Existence,” at a moment when transgender Americans face high levels of discrimination and violence. Outrageous and wrong to lessen protections and attempt to deny equal humanity
If the Trump administration dares to move forward with these hateful and hurtful policies against trans people, we'll see them in the courts and in the streets. We'll fight back against any efforts to use trans people as political pawns.
This is deeply cruel and simply unacceptable. My office will continue to do everything in our power to protect transgender New Yorkers. #TransRightsAreHumanRights
This is not just an LGBTQ issue, this is a straight up human rights issue. Trump is proposing DNA testing to determine gender, and bar legal protections on the basis of gender identity nationwide.
I frankly don't give a single damn re: how "comfortable" bigots feel eating in restaurants. This is what they're doing to people like me. This is what they're doing to children. They don't deserve to feel comfortable.
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Another incredibly cruel regressive policy for the administration known for them.
The magnitude of this cannot be overstated: the Trump-Pence administration is attempting to redefine “sex” to exclude transgender people and erase LGBTQ people from federal civil rights protections.
The Trump is looking to define gender as fixed at birth. It's the latest move to roll back protections for transgender people, NYT reports.
"First they came for..." ⬆︎ This is real; always keep an eye on the most vulnerable. Trans people are friends to our family and family to our friends, but even if they weren't, we'd be idiots not to know their rights are human rights. Please VOTE.
This is horrifying. These inhumane, cruel, and discriminatory policies are dangerous and do not represent the needs of our diverse communities. 
If you were wondering how to be an ally to trans people, here's a great opportunity: Do not allow for the nationwide legalized erasure of Transgender identities. C'mon cis people.
The obvious irony is: the NYT has been, for at least the last 5 years, a public forum for debate about the existence of trans people among liberals ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Solidarity with 1.4 million transgender Americans. ✊ Trans rights are human rights. We won't go back.
My plea today to all people in tech: we need to stand with our trans co-workers who are under attack. That means not letting the companies we work for pretend to champion equality while bankrolling bigoted politicians. Make them choose one or the other.
We — the people, the , and our coalition partners — will not let this happen. Trump Administration Eyes Defining Transgender Out of Existence via
The Trump admin gender definition strikes me as one of the most blatant attempts to mis-use science to support an ideological agenda that I have seen. Gender and biological sex are not the same thing; they align for most people, but not all.
Retweet if you will continue to treat your transgender students, colleagues, patients, clients, neighbors, and strangers with dignity and respect #YesOn3 #LGBTQ
Whenever you think this administration can't go any lower, it's now considering **defining a whole group of people out of existence** Absolutely disgusting.
1. I’ve been tweeting about this horrific proposal, but I want to make sure people know not to panic. If you are feeling terrified and anxious here is some context.
trump admin on gender: “we must ground our policy definitions in science!” trump admin on climate: “what do scientists know anyway?”
Polling and reporting suggest this is not a culture war most Americans want to wage. Gen X has children in schools where young people are dismissing old ideas of gender fully. Their kids, millennials and Gen Z both, tend to value fairness and equality.
To every last one of you who refused to vote for Clinton because of your "conscience". To all of you who voted for the never win Jill Stein. To all of you who didn't feel "inspired" by Clinton. Fuck you.
GOP: We want a government so small it can fit in your pants to confirm the appearance of your genitals.
This is shameful & heart-breaking. ⁦⁩We need to send a clear message to all trans young people: you are beautiful the way you are & you are never alone. ⁦⁩ is here for you 24/7.
Trump Administration Eyes Defining Transgender Out of Existence This administration is full of monsters
Religious conservatives have won multiple victories under Trump, with HHS as the key battleground. And the possibility of this move — effectively eliminating the definition of “transgender” — has terrified LGBTQ patients for months.
Roger Severino, the HHS official at the center of this horrible policy, is married to Carrie Severino, who runs JCN, the group that spent millions to get Brett Kavanaugh confirmed. zero mystery how he’ll rule when it inevitably makes its way to SCOTUS
This is extraordinarily urgent, awful news. And when I panic over the ways democrats seem, by their nature, to be dropping the ball—again—this is what comes to mind.
There's no need or basis for this, it's a policy priority of the Trump Administration and the GOP solely because it's cruel.
!!!!! Transgender people would cease to exist under this Trump administration plan to define gender as biological and determined at birth ⁩ ⁦⁩ & Robert Pear
“Trump administration is considering narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth, the most drastic move yet...to roll back recognition and protections of transgender people under federal civil rights law.”
Trump Administration Eyes Defining Transgender Out of Existence
My daughter exists. My daughter knows her gender. My daughter is love, light, and joy. My daughter deserves a government who sees and respects her as her whole self, not one that reduces her humanity to a body part.
Trans people exist
Trans discrimination is fundamentally sex discrimination because it's a refusal to accept people who do not conform to a gender stereotype. End result is sex discrimination laws being gutted by biases of what's right "for a man" or "for a woman".
I was planes or airports most of Sunday so I’m just now catching up. I’m posting this to, once again, express my fiercest opposition to Trump’s fascism. Love and solidarity with the trans community. This is cruel and wrong.
Everyone in the polite transphobia camp needs to read this story and then look in the mirror and see 1933 looking back at them and say 'Is this who I am?'
Transgender people are the canary in the coal mine! “First they came for transgender persons, but I wasn’t a transgender person- so I didn’t speak up. Then they came for immigrant people, but I wasn’t an immigrant- so I didn’t speak up. Next ....”
Trump’s attack on trans people will be a real test of how serious the LGBT movement, intersectional feminism, and broadly left movements are about their commitment to equality for all.
Wrong for so many reasons: ▪️socially inaccurate: sex ≠ gender ▪️biologically inaccurate: genitals ≠ chromosomes, chromosomes ≠ sex. ▪️erases rights of trans, nonbinary, & intersex people. PEOPLE. ☹️🚨 #gendertraitor
Any student who takes Brain & Behavior, Health Psychology, or Neuroscience of Gender with me will know that neither hard science nor social science supports this. This is straight up hate, fear, and discrimination.
In seeking to define gender in purely biological terms, the new definition would "essentially eradicate federal recognition" of approx. 1.4 million Americans & their rights #transrightsarehumanrights
The Trump administration is threatening to define out of existence anti-discrimination legal protection for transgender people.
Trump is looking to define gender as fixed at birth. It's the latest move to roll back protections for transgender people. Also, below Trump tweet shows he lied, again. Yet. Still. Continually. Repeatedly...
People who complain about identity politics fail to recognize that Republicans are attacking people based on their identity. Never confuse cultural debates with legal ones.
Trump Administration Eyes Defining Transgender Out of Existence - The New York Times
"Last week, we learned that officials are pushing a coordinated strategy to deny the very existence of transgender people and erase us from federal law, requiring us to endure genetic testing before practicing our rights." #WontBeErased
Trans men and women battle every day just to be who they are and love who they love. This administration’s war on them is truly sickening. #LGBTQproud
This is alarming. The definition they want to institute is completely out of tune with science and is clearly designed to oppress. This will cause tremendous harm and must be resisted.
This proposal is first and foremost a shameful attack on trans people. But even more dangerously it is the beachhead of an attack on all gendered persons. That means you! Trump Administration Eyes Defining Transgender Out of Existence
16 days (and only 16 days) to the midterm elections. 23 seats in the House. 2 in the Senate. Then 2020. Whatever you’re doing, time to double it.
A solution everyone can agree on: the surveillance state stops collecting information about my family's genitals.
The interesting part of this story is that, like US Nazis using "hate speech" laws against the Left, the Trumpkins plan to do this via the supposed anti-discrimination Title IX Civil Rights law.
Trump Administration Eyes Defining Transgender Out of Existence
This is hurtful and wrong on so many levels -- beginning with the "simple" biological definition on which it appears to be based - Trump Administration Eyes Defining Transgender Out of Existence
What doesn’t get counted doesn’t count. #WontBeErased Trump Administration Eyes Defining Transgender Out of Existence via
“At every step where the administration has had the choice, they’ve opted to turn their back on transgender people.” Trump Administration Eyes Defining Transgender Out of Existence
We will always, always, always stand with our beautiful, unique and strong trans community. ❤️🙌🏾💪🏾❤️
Thank you for your letter explaining that there isn't a scientific basis for the proposal by the Dept of Health & Human Services to classify gender into two sexes based on genitalia at birth: #WontBeErased
Can someone in the give a basic primer on the difference between sex and gender? One is biological, the other is cultural.
If the body makes identity uncertain govts go to “objective” documents to re-est order “The sex listed on a person’s birth certificate, as originally issued, shall constitute definitive proof of a person’s sex unless rebutted by reliable genetic evidence.”
Trump Administration Eyes Defining Transgender Out of Existence
“The Trump administration is considering narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth, the most drastic move yet in a governmentwide effort to roll back recognition and protections of transgender people.”
This is grotesque. Vote these monsters out! #AtheistVoter Trump Administration Eyes Defining Transgender Out of Existence
The cruelty and bigotry of this administration truly has no limit. We should be doing everything we can to protect our transgender brothers and sisters.
Right now, a normal administration would be bragging about its economic record. The Trump administration, with weeks to go before the election, wants a fight over whether trensgender people deserve civil rights protection.
if this is legit this literally erases the concept of trans people (and gender in general) & could greatly interfere with them getting the help that they need. what is even the point of doing something like this?
The cruelty of this is remarkable. We all need to oppose it. It's important.
What problem is this trying to solve? Why are we spending taxpayer dollars to design a policy whose only purpose seems to be to inflict cruelty upon a tiny, vulnerable population? And what happened to “small government?”
READ —> Trump Administration Eyes Defining Transgender Out of Existence
Trump Administration Eyes Defining Transgender Out of Existence. with ⁦⁩ & Robert Pear
Reason number 7,893,648 (but I’ve lost count) why we need to vote the Trump administration and his GOP defenders out of political existence.
An evil-minded win-win for the Trumpian GOP: systematically reduce tolerance for a minority AND provoke a left reaction that provokes a politically advantageous right reaction.
I stand in solidarity with trans Americans being targeted for discrimination by this bully. This hatred - for anyone who isn’t like him - has to end. In 16 we vote ⁦⁩ out of congress. And in two years, we vote him out forever.
Their cruelty knows no end. So let’s end their awful reign: ‘Transgender’ Could Be Defined Out of Existence Under Trump Administration via
Yet more of that Javanka moderating influence! "Trump Administration Eyes Defining Transgender Out of Existence."
‘Transgender’ Could Be Defined Out of Existence Under Trump Administration via #transgender #LGBTQI2
They are hiding behind “science”, but, in the real world, scientists have determined transgender identity is real and the appropriate treatment is to a trans person’s identity.
Trump Administration approach “quite simply negates the humanity of people.” ⁦⁩ should have no part in this. Neither should anyone who cares about our shared humanity.
Backlash is a phase all social change movements grapple with. The LGBTQ community has been here before. 1986: Bowers v Hardwick. 1994: Don't ask, don't tell. 1996: DOMA. 2004: Bush backs a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. 2008: Proposition 8.
This reminds me of that Woody Allen movie where as soon as a guy becomes dictator, he declares that "All children under the age of 16 are now...16." You can't change reality with definitions. But you can troll.
The next act of violence from the Trump administration is a policy that, as ⁦⁩ puts it, “quite simply negates the humanity of people.”
“The new definition would essentially eradicate federal recognition of the estimated 1.4 million Americans who have opted to recognize themselves — surgically or otherwise — as a gender other than the one they were born into.”
The use of science as a tool of discrimination: Trump Administration Eyes Defining Gender by Scientific Test
“Trump administration is considering narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth, the most drastic move yet...to roll back recognition and protections of transgender people under federal civil rights law”
Trump Administration Eyes Defining Transgender Out of Existence: “Sex means a person’s status as male or female based on immutable biological traits identifiable by or before birth”
Ugh. As if Intersex people aren't scientifically recognized as an actual thing. Both political extremes have made science unscientific.
I assume the Yale Law School will factor this into their dynamic interpretations based on evolving institutional consensus. Trump Administration Eyes Defining Transgender Out of Existence
The Trump administration is trying to reinstitutionalize the social construction of a biological gender binary at the level of the state, after the definition was loosened by Obama
Calling all sociologists! (not like they'll listen to us, though.) "The Trump administration is considering narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth." Trump Administration Eyes Defining Transgender O…
Transgender women are a threat to the patriarchy. #HowFascismWorks
It may be possible to define a human reality into repression, but not ‘out of existence’. ‘Transgender’ Could Be Defined Out of Existence Under Trump Administration via
Just signed this well-written letter about why shoe-horning genders into a binary classification is not scientifically justified, as claimed by the Dept of Health & Human Services (). Scientists, consider signing: #WontBeErased
Only care about science when convenient for evangelicals: “The dept. argued that key gov’t agencies needed to adopt an explicit definition of gender as determined ‘on a biological basis that is clear, grounded in science, objective and administrable.’”
‘Transgender’ Could Be Defined Out of Existence Under Trump Administration - The New York Times
‘Transgender’ Could Be Defined Out of Existence in USA Under Trump Administration via
One more step towards fascism | Trump Administration Eyes Defining Transgender Out of Existence
So much wrong here...gender is not immutable and determined by genitalia at birth.
Trump administration seeks to use the law to define transgender people out of existence. It's the most drastic move yet in a gov effort to roll back federal civil rights laws.
Devastating... ‘Transgender’ Could Be Defined Out of Existence Under Trump Administration
The identity and experience of 1.4 million Americans matter. We will look back on this as a shameful incident of intolerance in decades to come as the arc of the moral universe bends inexorably towards justice.
Republicans: we love freedom! Liberty is the soul’s right to breath!! Also republicans: the government should inspect your genitals and tell you what gender you are
The hatred has no bounds! « Trump Administration Eyes Defining Transgender Out of Federal Programs » #TransRightsAreHumanRights
I know I shouldn't be surprised anymore at the gratuitous cruelty of the Trump administration. But I still am.
Every day this administration crosses the line of basic decency. Every damn day. ‘Trump Administration Eyes Defining Transgender Out of Existence’ via
Trump Administration Eyes Defining Transgender Out of Existence via
The GOP stance on big govt intruding into people’s lives is like their stance on the deficit – very flexible.
Trump Administration Eyes Defining Transgender Out of Existence
Trump Administration Eyes Defining Transgender Out of Existence
Infuriating to read about this dangerous and cruel initiative and know there’s a million rational arguments against it that don’t matter because these fucks don’t care
This is certainly something to be deeply concerned about! Trump Administration Eyes Defining Transgender Out of Existence #SAHElaw
Trump Administration Eyes Defining Transgender Out of Existence
Trump Administration Eyes Defining Transgender Out of Existence
This is a violation of human rights, and shows the hypocrisy of Republicans’ “small government” agenda. Preventing transgender individuals’ liberty to be themselves is not small govt. Trump Administration Eyes Defining Transgender Out of Existence
Fighting the culture-war to distract from their criminality.
Fuck these people. You know who and what they are. Voting for them is evil.
An ignorant, hostile, and gratuitous proposal. Trump Administration Eyes Defining Transgender Out of Existence
The only positive mission uniting this administration is feeble-minded revanchism. Meanwhile, the planet burns. America is so broken it's just beyond belief
‘pure evil. Transgender’ Could Be Defined Out of Existence Under Trump Administration - The New York Timespp
You knew this day was coming, but you kept putting Bannon on stage. You knew this day was coming, but you helped Breitbart and Rebel Media stay in business anyway.
Isn't their a way to extend protections to a group that doesn't involve transmogrifying science? Trump Administration Eyes Defining Transgender Out of Existence
Gender is not strictly binary, even at birth. The DHHS ought to know that some individuals possess both male and female genitals at birth. "Genitals at birth" is not a definition "grounded in science." Pathetic.
May all the Log Cabin Republicans burn not in Hell (which doesn't exist), but here on earth and as soon as possible.
Trump Administration, Denying Clear Scientific Consensus to the Contrary, Eyes Defining Transgender Out of Existence
For people who don't want government involved in anything they sure love telling you what to do with what's in your pants or heart.
Another despicable move in the direction of fascism. Trump Administration Eyes Defining Transgender Out of Existence
OK, so the other thing I would say about this, is, whatever your opinion on the great gender debate, this smacks of cruelty.
"Sex means a person’s status as male or female based on immutable biological traits identifiable by or before birth."
As you vote in 2 weeks, 2 years, & for the rest of your life, remember — Republicans and Democrats and NOT the same.
Also. Check the reaction to this on Twitter.
Trump Administration Eyes Defining Transgender Out of Existence. ⁦⁩ This is so wrong and ill willed. #resist #VoteBlueNoMatterWho ⁦
‘Transgender’ Could Be Defined Out of Existence Under Trump Administration So hateful. And anti-science. #LGBTQ #science
I mean, I know we're not supposed to let this administration grind us down, because then they win. But wow, they *literally* want to erase people.
Trump TERFs: Trump Enabling Radical Feminists. "The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which." (Orwell)
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‘Transgender’ Could Be Defined Out of Existence Under Trump Administration