Biden Administration Decides Sex Is Non-Biological In New HHS Announcement

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On Monday, the Biden administration’s Health and Human Services department, headed by Secretary Xavier Becerra, announced that the Office for Civil Rights would throw out the Trump administration’s view that sex is biological and “interpret and enforce Section 1557 (of the Affordable Care Act) and Title IX’s prohibitions on discrimination based on sex to include discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and discrimination on the basis of gender identity.” The Biden Administration rolled back the June 2020 final regulations implementing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act by the Trump administration, which eliminated the general prohibition on discrimination based on gender identity and sex-stereotyping that the Obama administration had instituted. The Trump administration wrote: This final rule eliminates certain provisions of the 2016 Rule that exceeded the scope of the authority delegated by Congress in Section 1557. The 2016 Rule’s definition of discrimination ‘‘on the basis of sex’’ encompassed discrimination on the basis of gender identity (‘‘an individual’s internal sense of gender, which may be male, female, neither, or a combination of male and female’’).

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