Blumenauer Statement on Trump Initiative to Alter the Legal Concept of Gender in Federal Programs

October 22, 2018
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) today released the following statement on reports that the Trump administration will attempt to alter the legal definition of “transgender” in federal programs:

“Trump’s latest attempt to egregiously disrespect members of the transgender community is reprehensible. Bigotry and hate run rampant through this administration and this latest attack on the fundamental equality of LGTBQ+ people once again shows him losing another battle with reality.”

A member of the LGBTQ Equality Caucus, Congressman Blumenauer received a 100% rating from the Human Rights Campaign in the 115th Congress and cosponsored the Equality Act, legislation that would ensure equal protections for all Americans.