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AWM Concern for Transgender Civil Rights Protections

posted Oct 30, 2018, 7:36 AM by AWM Web Editor

Recent news articles describe proposals by the current administration to narrow the definition of gender so that it is determined completely by biological characteristics at the time of birth.  Such a move would deny recognition to transgender people and impact their protection and rights under Title IX and other federal laws.   While we do not know what course of action the federal government will ultimately pursue, we recognize that this administration has a clear and persistent record of revoking the hard-won rights of transgender people and the LGBTQ community in general. The AWM stands by our commitment to provide an inclusive, supportive community for all self-identified cis or transgender women, and, more generally, for non-binary or gender non-conforming individuals.