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Transgenders in Turmoil as Trump Admin Moves for Huge Change to Definition of the Sexes



Reported By Benjamin Arie October 21, 2018 at 4:53pm

URL of the original posting site: https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/transgenders-turmoil-trump-admin-moves-huge-change-definition-sexes/

A sign on a transgender bathroom

A report citing a government memo suggests the Trump administration is considering strict definitions of what gender a person can claim. (John Arehart / Shutterstock)

Take the global warming debate, for instance. One of the main arguments of the left has been that there’s scientific evidence pointing to man-made climate change, and we would be “science deniers” if we ignored it. It turns out that the global warming proof is more flimsy than they claimed, but at least they wanted leaders to make decisions based on evidence and science, imperfect as it is.

Now, it seems liberals have even thrown science out the window. Rejecting both evidence and common sense in favor of politically motivated pseudoscience, the left has been working overtime to push a different agenda.

No, not in favor of global warming, but rather transgenderism.

This push was especially strong during the last presidency. Even Newsweek recently admitted that President Barack Obama and his administration “worked to loosen the definition of gender,” and adopted an anything-goes approach that encouraged people to self-identify as whatever sex they wanted.

“A series of decisions by the Obama administration loosened the legal concept of gender in federal programs, including in education and health care, recognizing gender largely as an individual’s choice and not determined by the sex assigned at birth,” explained The New York Times.

The result? Gender debates became almost comical, with impossible-to-remember abbreviations like “LGBTTTIQ+” and nonsensical gender options such as “pansexual genderfluid nonbinary” being pushed as the new normal.

But the Trump administration may be pushing back.

According to a memo from the Department of Health and Human Services that was obtained by The Times, the administration is seriously considering defining gender in a much more traditional — and common sense — way.

“The Trump administration is considering narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth, the newspaper reported.

In simple terms, HHS is saying something that conservatives have long insisted: “Transgender” isn’t a definable gender, and you can’t magically switch your sex between male and female, no matter how many pills you take or invasive surgeries you undergo. One of the big problems with the Obama-era guidelines was that definitions were left vague.

“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 Times noted.

Biology? Objective? Grounded in science? Gasp — how dare they!

“Sex means a person’s status as male or female based on immutable biological traits identifiable by or before birth,” the HHS memo states, according to The New York Times, which has not made the full memo public.

“The sex listed on a person’s birth certificate, as originally issued, shall constitute definitive proof of a person’s sex unless rebutted by reliable genetic evidence,” the cited memo reportedly says.

In other words, you can’t just change your birth certificate to say whatever you want, or constantly invent new sexual identity terms. Call it common sense.

“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,” wrote The Times.

Unsurprisingly, mainstream media outlets rushed to paint the memo — which is still an unapproved proposal — as ominous and terrible for the estimated 0.6 percent of Americans who identify as “transgender.”

“‘Transgender’ Could Be Defined Out of Existence Under Trump Administration,” the scary-sounding title of The Times piece declared. Left out of that headline was the fact that the people themselves are fine; it’s the definition that is being looked it.

“Trump mulls narrowing transgender rights,” declared another purposely frightening headline from The Washington Examiner.

Further, the ability of a person to personally identify or act a certain way doesn’t disappear. If you go around referring to yourself as “transgender” or “Queen Amidala” or a “trans-species Velociraptor” that’s your own business. You still have rights. Just don’t expect official records — or medical experts — to back you up.

A 20-year-old can go around telling people that he’s 1,000 years old; he just can’t modify his legal birth certificate to say this or use it to go apply for senior citizen benefits. Regardless, he still has the same rights any other 20-year-old has.

The reality is that we don’t need ever-increasing special check boxes to define people if we actually apply legal rights evenhandedly. Your rights as an American citizen and a human being don’t suddenly disappear just because of a memo.

Liberals may be obsessed with special rights, but here’s an idea: Let’s try equal rights instead.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Benjamin Arie has been a political junkie since the hotly contested 2000 election. Ben settled on journalism after realizing he could get paid to rant. He cut his teeth on car accidents and house fires as a small-town reporter in Michigan before becoming a full-time political writer.

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Obama mocked Trump’s promise to bring jobs back and raise the GDP up to 3.0 by asking does he have some kind of magic Wand? Yes, he does.

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Passing Wind

Some say that the Democrats and the media are exaggerating the Kavanaugh storm in Washington D.C.

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California Dreamin’

California is broke and in a horrible mess due to years of Democrats in power. Maybe it’s time to try John Cox Republican to clean up their mess.

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That’s Show Biz

At times it appears Ms. Ford is purposely dragging her feet to testify against Brett Kavanaugh in order to sabotage his confirmation.

Christine Blasey Ford Dragging FeetPolitical Cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2018.

Russian To Judgment

Democrats are so desperate they are willing to accept any accusation as fact from anywhere and anyone.

Evidence Against KavanaughPolitical cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2018.
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The Definition of Insanity

Obama says we should vote for Democrats to bring some sanity back to our politics. LOL.

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Forward, For Real

After 8 years of Obama leading from behind and being a drag on our economy, Trump is leading from the front full steam ahead toward prosperity.

Trump Economy Booming

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Watergate x 10

It’s becoming more obvious that the Obama administration spied on the Trump Campaign under the guise of investigating Russia collusion.

Obama Spying on Trump

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Patriots Are FURIOUS! Indirect Money Source For Gaza Riots Discovered – Guess Who It Is!


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Obama! You heard me right. Obama is paying for these riots but not directly. Let us start with Daniel Greenfield who wrote an article with one of the best paragraphs I have read in a news article. 

“Hamas supporters in Gaza held the world’s first peaceful protest with hand grenades, pipe bombs, cleavers, and guns. Ten explosive devices were peacefully detonated. There were outbursts of peaceful gunfire and over a dozen kites carrying firebombs were sent into Israel where they started 23 peaceful fires. And Israeli soldiers peacefully defended their country leaving multiple Hamas attackers at peace.”

With writing like that he could be working for CNN or the New York Times… Someday he could be a speechwriter for the Hillary 2032 campaign. But his writing does make a good point, Liberals are finally showing their true colors especially as far as their lack of support from Democrats is concerned.

Greenfield discovered that Hamas was paying protesters. $100 a day, $200 if you get shot by steel or rubber bullets. $500 if you are seriously wounded and your family will get $3,000 if you are killed. So, where would Hamas get that kind of money? They are hurting financially and don’t have the kind of money necessary to run the program.

“We met some young men earlier cashing $200 checks they got from Hamas after being shot by Israeli forces on Friday. The severely injured get $500 and the families of the dead get $3000.”

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So, where did the money come from? Who is the biggest sponsor of terrorism in the area? Iran. Now, Iran’s economy is very bad. There are no jobs and the infrastructure is falling apart. But Uncle Obama did send them pallet loads of money. It’s a safe bet that they haven’t used any of that money to help the people or to fix their infrastructure.

It’s so good to finally have a president after 8 years of nothing.

From The Conservative Tribune 

Bearing in mind the mass protests that have rocked the streets of numerous Iranian cities for several months by poor and unemployed Iranians fed up with the mullahs’ regime, and considering the nation’s crumbling infrastructure, it is obvious those several billions of dollars weren’t spent building up the country or helping the people.

Rather, it went into the pockets of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, where it was then distributed to Iranian-supported rebels and terrorists in hot spots around the globe, most especially Hezbollah militants in Lebanon and Syria, the Houthi rebels in Yemen, Shiite militias in Iraq and of course the Hamas terrorists in Gaza, among others.

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