Senator Wiener’s Statement on Trump Administration’s Effort to Define Transgender People Out of Existence

October 22, 2018

San Francisco— Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) issued the following statement on the Trump Administration’s consideration of a federal rule change to limit the definition of “gender” to birth-assigned gender:

“By defining gender as birth-assigned gender only, the Trump Administration is trying to erase transgender people out of existence - consistent with the Administration’s effort to erase LGBT people from health surveys and the census. This action will have profound consequences. More trans children will commit suicide. More trans people will be assaulted and murdered. Trans people will be less healthy and less visible. Trump wants us to be invisible - to go away. We won’t go away. And, California will continue to fully embrace our trans brothers and sisters and LGBT people generally.”