Trump administration erased trans people again

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Trans rights groups have condemned the Trump administration for abruptly removing a page—called “Gender Designation Change”—from a government website, where the page was located for more than 8 years. In a FAQ on the new webpage, which asked if travel documents can have a non-binary identification marker, a response states: “No, the only sex markers available for a U.S. passport are male and female.“ Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, condemned the changes by the state department, saying that it confuses and frightens people, especially trans people, whose rights were won in 2010 in a very complicated battle. In a statement to the National Center for Transgender Equality, a state department official said that the policy has not changed since 2010 and transgender individuals were not excluded from the rulings, they should be treated with the necessary dignity and respect.

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