For Immediate Release

October 22, 2018

FMF Strongly Condemns Trump Administration's Newest Attack on Transgender Rights

According to a recently obtained memo, the Trump Administration intends to establish under Title IX a legal definition of sex as either male or female, assigned at birth, and uniformly unchangeable.

The Trump Administration is once again doing everything in its power to carry out a mean-spirited attack on transgender individuals who deserve and need civil rights protections. This overt attack on trans lives is at odds with scientific fact, multiple federal court rulings, and the lived experiences of millions of Americans.

How dare the Trump Administration try to use Title IX as a weapon to discriminate. We agree with Catherine Lhamon, former leader of the Education Department’s Office of Civil Rights, when she says the initiative “quite simply negates the humanity of people.” We are in solidarity with transgender communities.

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