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ImageDemonstrators outside the White House protesting President Trump's move to define gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth.CreditCreditChip Somodevilla/Getty Images North AmericaDefining gender as a condition determined strictly by a person's genitals is based on a notion that doctors and scientists abandoned long ago as oversimplified and often medically meaningless.Researchers who have studied gender issues and provided health care to people who do not fit the typical M/F pigeonholes said that the Trump administration's latest plan to define gender goes beyond the limits of scientific knowledge."The idea that a person's sex is determined by their anatomy at birth is not true, and we've known that it's not true for decades", said Dr. Joshua D. Safer, an endocrinologist and executive director of the Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery at Mount Sinai Health System in NY. By using such stringent language, gender would essentially be irrelevant.

Recall that in late March, Donald trump signed a Memorandum banning a certain part of transgender people to serve in the USA army, and later the White house challenged a rule banning discrimination against transgender physicians. The move would remove recognition of and protections for transgender people under USA civil rights laws promoted by the prior administration of President Barack Obama in health care, schools and the military. "The left accuses Trump of "redefining gender, ' but it is the LGBTQ movement that is constantly redefining reality to fit their latest ideological crusade", said LaBarbera, who has launched a new group called Center for Morality".

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But on balance, the move is more likely to hurt than help Republicans at the polls, said Capri Cafaro, executive in residence at American University's School of Public Affairs. They can expect to be able to file or register a complaint of discrimination against other students or even staff, and can expect to have an LGBT liaison within the Department of Education.

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"We will not allow trans people to be written out of our laws".

"There are permanent effects on children when you treat them for transgenderism", Dr. Quentin Van Meter, a pediatric endocrinologist and vice president of the American College of Pediatricians (ACPEDS), recently told host Laura Ingraham of "The Laura Ingraham Show". I'm protecting everybody. You know what I'm doing? It shouldn't be necessarily on any student to bring it up. So am I. We are working to stop this and we will never give up. Yes, we exist. And if you're an ally: 'I'm a witness.

"Transgender folks: You are valid".

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"Trans people would do what we've always done and found ways to survive find ways to support each other", Schlotterbeck said.

"What might seem to be an aberrant attack on trans people, is actually the everyday violence many trans people, especially trans people of color and or low income trans people face", Stanley said in an email. Writing such a requirement into federal regulations would set a highly unsafe precedent, not only for trans people, but for anyone wishing to maintain privacy over their medical information - a protection that has been central to medical practice.

Another really bad thing would be just to ignore it because people are maybe scared of going there or don't know what to do.

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