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To: The Trump Administration

Reinstate Protections for our Trans* Siblings

Reinstate Protections for our Trans* Siblings

Take back the rule that erased Obama-era health care protections for Transgender and Trans* members of our communities. This rule disregards sexual and gender identity as avenues of discrimination. It makes it impossible for a Transgender or Trans* person to fight discrimination based on their identity. It makes it legal for doctors and hospitals to turn away human beings based only on their gender identity, and those human beings can do NOTHING ABOUT IT. These were protections put in place during the Obama Administration in order to ensure equality of health care. Reinstate protections and take the LGBTQ community more SERIOUSLY.

Why is this important?

During this time of incredible upset, the Trump Administration has decided to finalize a rule rolling back protections for Transgender and Trans* people. President Trump has taken our outcries for equality and spat on them, dragging the LGBTQ community into the series of horrific events unfolding this 2020. The night of the four year anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub shooting, a shooting in Orlando Florida that ended with hundreds of members of the queer community dead, was the night the Trump Administration chose to tell the queer community that they are not worth health care. That if a doctor or hospital refuses to treat them based on their sexual or gender identity, that the law doesn't care about them. It feels as if he does not care about the marginalized, making it very clear to America that if we saw Black Lives Matter, he will say QUEER LIVES DON'T. The Trump Administration has been working tirelessly to narrow the definition of gender in order to LEGALLY deny health care to Transgender people and eventually the entire queer community. Queer people, especially QUEER PEOPLE OF COLOR are so much less likely to seek medical care when they need it, precisely because of the ignorance and disrespect with which the health care system sees them. We are already fighting the global pandemic of Covid-19, along with the national pandemic of POLICE BRUTALITY. The Trump Administration is shoving down our throats the reality that they would rather we all just die. We must not allow this message to be heard without a FIGHT. We must STAND UP TO INJUSTICE and not allow Trump's distracting disregard for queer life to end our fury and demand for change. This is only a stepping stone towards changing the way AMERICA SEES EQUALITY. If we don't stop this law, next it will be legal to not give health care to any queer person, or to a person based on their race, or religion. If a person has no protections based on their gender identity, what is to stop hospitals from turning away cis men or women based on their preference of gender identity. This erasure of gender related protections is DANGEROUS. This has the potential to affect every single person in America, regardless of your political standpoint. ALL PEOPLE DESERVE HEALTH CARE no matter how they identify. ALL HUMANS ARE CREATED EQUAL UNDER GOD, says the constitution. It is our job to uphold this precedent.

Updates

2020-06-23 13:45:55 -0400

100 signatures reached

2020-06-14 22:28:04 -0400

50 signatures reached

2020-06-14 08:53:20 -0400

25 signatures reached

2020-06-13 20:07:13 -0400

10 signatures reached