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Trans Community Decry Proposed Gender Policy

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As the Trump administration reportedly considers adopting a new definition of gender based on a person’s genitalia at birth, some in the LGBTQ community say the new rule would be harmful to transgender people. 

The New York Times reported Sunday that the Department of Health and Human Services is pushing to establish a legal definition of sex under Title Nine. The move would define sex as either male or female. Kentucky native Jacob Eleazer  says the policy would be devastating for him and for other trans people.

He told WFPL, “It would take the progress that the trans community has made, in terms of legal and social recognition, back decades.” 

Lacy Hudgins, a Louisville resident and president of the group Transwomen National, says the rule change would make for an unfriendly environment for trans people and make it harder for people who want to come out. 

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