Erica L. Green, Katie Benner, and Robert Pear:
The Trump administration is considering narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth, the most drastic move yet in a governmentwide effort to roll back recognition and protections of transgender people under federal civil rights law.
Needlessly cruel, and out of touch with demographic trends. This might play with Trump’s base today, but with these retrograde policies, the Republican Party is digging itself into a deep hole they’ll likely never climb out of as younger generations take over the U.S. electorate. Among kids today, support for transgender people — not just legally but socially — is a bedrock. Outright hateful policies will neither be forgotten nor forgiven.
★ Sunday, 21 October 2018