Proposed Redefinition Of Gender Is The Latest Threat To Trans Rights In America

Texas Public Radio
by Jan Ross Piedad and Kim Johnson
November 12, 2018

 

There are an estimated 1.4 million adults in the United States and more than 125,000 people in Texas who identify as “transgender,” according to data from the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law. 

The umbrella term “transgender” refers to individuals who do not conform to the gender identity they were born with.

Under the Trump administration, agencies in the federal government are considering a more narrow definition of gender. The proposal seeks to determine “sex” through the lens of a person’s genitalia at birth, as simply a biological condition that is unchangeable.

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