Physicians, psychiatrists, and attorneys are applauding a recently proposed Trump administration memo to define gender in the law based on biology, effectively scrapping “gender identity,” and are asking federal agencies to follow through with it.
Their petition, which was launched last week and has already garnered over 7,000 signatures, asks the secretaries of the departments of Justice, Education, and Health and Human Services to preserve the legal definition of “sex” because doing otherwise is destructive, they say, particularly to women and girls.
In 2017 the Trump administration notably reversed course on governmental actions taken in the final year of former president Obama’s term that enshrined aspects transgender ideology into federal policy.
“Sex is not a spectrum; congenital disorders are not additional sexes. The final result of sex development in humans is unambiguously male or female over 99.98 percent of the time,” the petition asserts.
“‘Intersex’ is a term that encompasses a variety of congenital disorders of sex development that result in sex ambiguity and/or a mismatch between sex chromosomes and appearance. These disorders occur in less than 0.02 percent of all births. A spectrum is defined as ‘a continuous distribution’ or a distribution in which ‘no specific outcome is more likely than others.’ Clearly, the existence of rare disorders of sex development do not constitute a sex spectrum.”
What is known as “gender identity” is not a trait found anywhere in the body, brain, or DNA, the petition stresses, but “an awareness of, and comfort level with, one’s physical body.”
“Gender identity may be factually correct or factually incorrect, and, unlike sex, may change. Children with gender dysphoria, for example, will come to identify with their biological sex in 61-98 percent of cases by adulthood. There is also a rise in the number of adults who seek surgery to reverse their past sex reassignment surgeries.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Brandon Showalter