The Trump administration’s desire to label people’s gender based on which gender they were born as flies in the face of transgender rights, infers Samantha Allen of the Daily Beast. This is an identity-politics-driven effort to lash out at the transgender community, rather than having anything to do with science. Many medical entities have recognized that sex reassignment surgeries can be necessary. In recent years, society has understood the situation and needs of transgender people. They have the right to be recognized as the gender they identify as. Trump is pretending that they don’t even exist. His latest proposal is antiquated and contrary to progress.
Left-wing journalists have gone too far in painting the Trump administration’s effort to outline the legal definition of gender as an assault on transgender people, holds Tiana Lowe of The Washington Examiner. Reforming Title IX, the federal civil rights law, won’t undo transgender rights. All members of this community would still be able to go to court over sexual assault or participate in a sports team of the gender they identify as. Title IX has nothing to do with gender identity. If anything, this change highlights that we need proper legal protections for transgender people. Redefining Title IX gender categorization doesn’t harm anyone’s rights.