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Joe Kennedy says he's pushing to protect transgender rights

Democratic U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy said he's trying to guard against any effort by the Trump administration to exclude transgender individuals from federal civil rights protections. Read more here: … 


Washington, D.C. - Reassuring transgender Americans that they cannot be erased, Congressman Joe Kennedy III today led 97 of his colleagues in demanding that Secretary Alex Azar reject any consideration of a Department of Health and Human Services policy to redefine "sex" to exclude the transgender community, denying them basic civil rights. Kennedy and his colleagues called the proposal an "unequivocal attack on the dignity and lives of American citizens." "This Administration cannot ethically … 

98 House Dems urge Trump administration to drop anti-trans plan

In the wake of an explosive media report in the New York Times indicating the Trump administration is preparing a proposal to define transgender people out of existence, a group of 98 House Democrats led by Rep. Joseph Kennedy III (D-Mass.) are speaking out to urge the Department of Health & Human Services not to implement the proposal.Read more here: … 

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