Saturday, 29 April 2017

The Daily Signal: Groups Urge Carson to Spike Gender Identity Rule for HUD Shelters

The Daily Signal: Groups Urge Carson to Spike Gender Identity Rule for HUD Shelters

Citing safety for women, 40 leaders of groups across the country have signed a letter asking Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson to rescind and revise a gender identity rule adopted by the Obama administration for government shelters.

The rule, published in September 2016, allows all individuals to use HUD men’s and women’s shelters based on their gender identity, regardless of whether they were born male or female.

“Dear Mr. Secretary,” the letter to Carson reads, “We write to urge you to … protect the safety and privacy of women in need of shelter due to homelessness or violence.”

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