A lot of shameful things happened under the Obama regime but the greatest stain of that grotesque claque was the concerted war it carried out on the moral and social fiber of the nation. Under Obama, there was a determined effort to bar religion and religious observance from all aspects of public life and relegate it to whatever time was spent in church. Catholic hospitals were under pressure to provide abortions, orders of nuns had to have health insurance that covered birth control, but the most damage was done by the Obama regime becoming an aggressive advocate for the utter nonsense that gender and genitalia are not related. The Obama legal thugs sued to get grown men who claimed they were actually women into girls’ locker rooms and bathrooms and began a process of modifying agency regulations to try to lock this bizarro-world policy in as the law of the land.
The Trump administration has started the process of winding this idiocy down and the idiots aren’t happy.
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 under federal civil rights law.
A series of decisions by the Obama administration loosened the legal concept of sex in federal programs, including in education and health care, recognizing sex largely as an individual’s choice — and prompting fights over bathrooms, dormitories, single-sex programs and other arenas where gender was once seen as a simple concept. Conservatives, especially evangelical Christians, were incensed.
Now the Department of Health and Human Services is spearheading an effort to establish a legal definition of sex under Title IX, the federal civil rights law that bans gender discrimination in education programs that receive government financial assistance, according to a memo obtained by The New York Times.
The department argued in its memo that key government agencies needed to adopt an explicit and uniform definition of gender as determined “on a biological basis that is clear, grounded in science, objective and administrable.” 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, according to a draft reviewed by The Times. Any dispute about one’s sex would have to be clarified using genetic testing.
Trump's effort to eradicate transgender people:
1. sought to bar transgender people from serving in the military
2. challenged civil rights protections for trans people in the ACA
3. narrowly defining gender to roll back recognition and protection in govt programs
— igorvolsky (@igorvolsky) October 21, 2018
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.https://t.co/ylp4diikUP
— Katelyn Boo-rns (@transscribe) October 21, 2018
Another incredibly cruel regressive policy for the administration known for them. https://t.co/qt5NrPgbM7
— Molly Jong☠️Fast (@MollyJongFast) October 21, 2018
If you walked past Jaimie on the street, you’d probably take him for an all-American heartthrob; muscular build, deep blue eyes & casual scruff. You’d probably never guess that he’s a TRANSGENDER MAN.
— Jon Cooper 🌊 (@joncoopertweets) October 21, 2018
The fact that this is controversial shows the level to which the Obama administration was able to mainstream sexual perversion and redefine mental illness as normal.
After more than a year of discussions, health and human services is preparing to formally present the new definition to the Justice Department before the end of the year, Trump administration officials say. If the Justice Department decides that the change is legal, the new definition can be approved and enforced in Title IX statutes, and across government agencies.
The Justice Department declined to comment on the draft health and human services proposal. The Justice Department has not yet been asked to render a formal legal opinion, according to an official there who was not authorized to speak about the process.
But Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s previous decisions on transgender protections have given civil rights advocates little hope that the department will prevent the new definition from being enforced. The proposal appears consistent with the position he took in an October 2017 memo sent to agencies clarifying that the civil rights law that prohibits job discrimination does not cover “gender identity, per se.”
This is a long overdue step towards a return to reality. If you are a man or woman and you wish to surgically mutilate yourself to try to masquerade as a member of the opposite (because there are only two genders) sex, knock yourself out. Just don’t expect me to pay for it. And don’t expect me to take your claim any more seriously than I took Bugs Bunny when he claimed to be Napoleon.
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