AWIS Urges Trump Administration to Retain Transgender Civil Rights Protections

Oct 23, 2018 | Press Release

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AWIS Urges Trump Administration to Retain Transgender Civil Rights Protections

WASHINGTON DC, October 23, 2018 – Susan Windham-Bannister, PhD, National Governing Board President of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s plans to redefine “sex” to intentionally exclude transgender people and the civil rights protections afforded to the community, as reported in the New York Times.

“The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) strongly urges the Trump administration to immediately reconsider its decision to narrow federal regulations regarding transgender people. The White House plan is defying federal court decisions affirming sexual orientation and gender identity that are protected by our country’s civil rights laws. Redefining ‘sex’ to intentionally exclude transgender people harms the transgender community, ignores research on gender identification, and turns the clock back on the progress that we have made to make our society inclusive.”

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The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) is a global network with 80 grassroots chapters and affiliates connecting more than 100,000 professionals in STEM with members, allies and supporters worldwide. Founded in 1971, AWIS has been the leading advocate for women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to achieve business growth, social change, and innovation. We are dedicated to driving excellence in STEM by achieving equity and full participation of women in all disciplines and across all employment sectors. To learn more, visit www.awis.org and follow us @AWISNational on Twitter and Facebook.

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