Given the authentic Christians President Trumps has surrounded himself with, we shouldn’t be surprised that he is going where no President has ever gone before…
President Trump is continuing to dismantle Obama-era policies that promote transgender rights, this time by defining gender as a biological condition determined at birth. In other words, a human is either born a man or a woman.
Followers of Jesus are praising the move.
“For the Trump administration to stand firm to say that sex-based determination really is only gender-based, biologically male and female, is not only consistent with science but it’s consistent with the traditional definition that we’ve had as a country and understood as a country throughout our history,” said Jenna Ellis, director of Public Policy for the James Dobson Family Institute.
One man applauding the Trumps administration’s move is Walt Heyer. As a former transgender person, Heyer has experienced sex-change regret first hand.
“The surgery fixed nothing – it only masked and exacerbated deeper psychological problems,” Heyer wrote in The Daily Signal.
He applauds the Trump administration’s move to define transgender out of existence.
“As a former trans person, and as someone who daily receives stories of physical and emotional devastation wrought by trans ideology, I look forward to a federal definition of sex as being rooted in immutable biology, without the option of being self-selected,” he says. “The science is absolutely clear. Sex doesn’t change over time, even with hormones and surgery—and that’s a good thing.”
A report in the New York Times cites a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) memo seeking to establish a legal definition of gender under Title IX, the civil rights law that bans discrimination on the basis of sex.
HHS is proposing a person’s gender be defined by the genitalia they’re born with and can’t be changed.
LGBT activists are furious about the proposed change.
“Making clear that we will not stand to see the human rights of transgender people erased by this administration from federal law,” said Erica Sackin, of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund. “We have seen so many attacks by the Trump-Pence administration, against transgender people and it is not okay.”
The Obama administration loosened the legal concept of gender, recognizing it as an individual choice and not one determined at birth. That created a host of legal and moral challenges concerning access to bathrooms, dormitories, and single-sex programs that once were defined strictly by male or female.