The Department of Health and Human Services announced
(14) it would not enforce regulations banning discrimination based on gender identity related to programs which address HIV, the opioid epidemic, and youth homelessness. Similarly, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) now allows discrimination
(15) against transgender people in HUD-funded homeless shelters. The Department of Education has announced
(16) it will immediately dismiss all complaints from transgender students “involving exclusion from school facilities and other claims based solely on gender identity discrimination”. And, later, the Department of Justice filed a brief
(17) to the U.S. Supreme Court arguing that federal law “does not prohibit discrimination against transgender persons based on their transgender status,” which was recently overturned. In 2019, Trump banned
(18) transgender people from serving in the military, and then reversed health protections for transgender people on the fourth anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub shooting, which killed 49 people in the deadliest attack on LGBT people in US history.