Donald Trump is a bigot, but I don’t believe he actually hates the LGBTQ community. I think he just doesn’t care and will throw them out to make his base happy. Beating up on that community especially makes the Christian Right happy. The Evangelical community is very enthusiastic when they’re not acting like Christians. At any rate, Trump is not a friend to LGBTQ or anyone who needs civil rights protection.
The Trump administration is considering rolling back Obama policies offering recognition and protections of transgender people under federal civil rights law. They’re seeking to narrowly define gender as a “biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth.”
The Obama administration loosened the concept of gender in federal programs, which included education and health care, recognizing gender largely as an individual’s choice and not determined by the sex assigned at birth. This set up battles over who can use which bathrooms in North Carolina, which is ridiculous. The only bathrooms we should be afraid of are at truck stops and rest areas.
Title IX is a federal civil rights law that bans gender discrimination in education programs that receive government financial assistance. Trump’s Health and Human Services Department is seeking to restore that discrimination.
For people who argue that the government should stay out of our lives, they’re all about it telling people what sex they are. This is an attack on an estimated 1.4 million Americans.
Transgender people are terrified, and they should be. Alarms should go off anytime civil rights protections are being removed from a group, especially by someone who considers himself a nationalist. After the announcement, transgender people took to social media to post photographs of themselves with the hashtag #WontBeErased. That’s exactly what the Trump administration is trying to do to them.
The Trump administration is really good at erasing, whether it’s transgenders, immigrant families, voting rights, facts, logic, or evidence. This may possibly be the most hateful administration since Woodrow Wilson.
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