The Trump Administration is preparing to rollout a new legal definition for sex, completely consistent with science. The Department of Health and Human Services seeks to define sex, by law, by what sex a person is at birth:
“Sex means a person’s status as male or female based on immutable biological traits identifiable by or before birth…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,” the department said in a memo. . .
This is horrifying. These inhumane, cruel, and discriminatory policies are dangerous and do not represent the needs of our diverse communities. https://t.co/qQaVwnGamI
— Planned Parenthood Action (@PPact) October 21, 2018
This policy move, if enacted by the Trump Administration, is not nearly as controversial as these groups wish the public to believe. This policy would implement a solid definition of gender on a biological basis, in order to clarify the ambiguity of Obama-era policies on gender. The Obama Administration widened the definition of gender, and allowed for different interpretations under the law; this lead to policy fights on dormitories on college campuses, public bathrooms and other single-sex activities. (Read more from “Planned Parenthood Erupts on Trump Admin’s Gender Definition” HERE)