AG SESSIONS ENDS OBAMA TRANSGENDER POLICIES IN FEDERAL PRISONS
Attorney General Jeff Sessions' deputies are ending President Barack Obama's last-minute decision to impose the transgender ideology in federal prisons. Obama's January 2017 transgender policy directed prison officials to allow men to move into women's prisons if the men claim a female "gender identity."
Sessions' revised policy says officials "will use biological sex as the initial determination" when assigning people to either male or female prisons, according to the policy document published May 11 by Buzzfeed.
Critics said Obama's transgender policy would have created huge risks of rape because few people who say they are transgender have undergone genital cosmetic surgery, and few can pass as members of the opposite sex. For example, Obama's policy would allow male criminals into women's prisons and pressure women-who-say-they-are-men to live in men's prisons.
Sessions' new policy marks another step in reasserting the normal biology-based legal distinctions between female and male. Those distinctions were being scrubbed from the law by Obama's pro-transgender policies. Trump has already begun reversing Obama's pro-transgender policies in K-12 schools, in health care, and the military which now says it classifies soldiers' sex by using the "bright line based on biological sex."