On Friday the Trump administration destroyed one of Obama's prized policies and overturned his infamous transgender rule.
Trump's new policy, which defines gender as a person's biological sex, is being cheered by conservatives across the nation.
Under Obama's regulation, people were allowed to define their own genders based on an internal sense of being male, female, neither or a combination.
The Obama-era federal rule also could require hospitals to perform gender-transition procedures on individuals who claim to be a different sex.
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The Trump administration Friday finalized a regulation that overturns Obama-era protections for transgender people against sex discrimination in health care.
The policy shift, long-sought by the president’s religious and socially conservative supporters, defines gender as a person’s biological sex. The Obama regulation defined gender as a person’s internal sense of being male, female, neither or a combination.
LGBTQ groups say explicit protections are needed for people seeking sex-reassignment treatment, and even for transgender people who need medical care for common conditions such as diabetes or heart problems.
Behind the dispute over legal rights is a medically recognized condition called “gender dysphoria” — discomfort or distress caused by a discrepancy between the gender that a person identifies as and the gender at birth. Consequences can include severe depression. Treatment can range from sex-reassignment surgery and hormones to people changing their outward appearance by adopting a different hairstyle or clothing.
Many social conservatives disagree with the concept.
The ACLU immediately responded to Trump's decision, claiming they would sue to overturn his rule.
For some strange reason liberals think we the taxpayers should have to pay for people who "identify" as a different sex to have gender-reassignment surgeries.
That is absolutely ridiculous and thank God President Trump is taking a stand to overturn Obama's ruling.
Gender should be defined as a person's biological sex. Period.