Trump finalizes rule defining gender as a person’s biological sex.
This follows the lead of Hungary in Europe.
– The policy shift was long sought by conservatives. The Obama administration’s regulation defined gender as a person’s ‘internal sense’ of being male, female, neither or a combination.
Gregory Baylor, senior counsel of the nonprofit Alliance Defending Freedom, said the administration was right to “restore the rule of law by respecting what Congress meant” by the word sex.
“Replacing the objective concept of sex with the subjective and fluid notion of gender identity, as some courts and the prior administration have tried to do, has serious consequences for women’s sports and female-only spaces like school locker rooms, showers, and homeless women’s shelters,” he said. “Confirming the clear meaning of sex as grounded in human biology ensures that women will continue to have equal opportunities in sports, school, and work, and it protects the privacy rights of all Americans.”