Trump dumping Obama transgender shelter rule to protect women, girls

Monday, July 1, 2019
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Michael F. Haverluck (OneNewsNow.com)

peeking over restroom stall wallPresident Donald Trump is fixing a problematic transgender rule devised and implemented under former President Barack Obama that forwarded the LGBT agenda, while putting battered women and girls in shelters at risk of being sexually assaulted by male predators claiming to be female.

“It would eliminate an Obama administration rule in 2016 requiring that shelters allow people to enter based on their ‘gender identity,’” WND reported. “The Obama rule turned shelters for the homeless and for abused women into a battleground for the transgender-rights agenda.”

Putting women and kids’ safety above an agenda

Under the Trump administration’s Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), led by secretary Ben Carson, a proposed rule is now under consideration to fix the problem left by the Obama administration that continues to leave vulnerable homeless women and children in shelters endangered by male sexual predators masquerading as women.

“It would protect vulnerable women and children by letting federally funded shelters consider a range of factors – such as biological sex – in deciding whether to provide lodging to certain people,” WND informed. “The rule is set to take effect next month.”

HUD’s proposal restores the right of shelter operators to do be able to once again allow their facilities to do what they were intended to do – provide safe and secure accommodations for their visitors and inhabitants.

“This proposed rule provides … shelter operators under HUD programs which permit single-sex or sex-segregated facilities (such as bathrooms or temporary, emergency shelters and other buildings and facilities with physical limitations or configurations that require and are permitted to have shared sleeping quarters or bathing facilities) may establish a policy – consistent with state and local law – by which such Shelter Provider considers an individual’s sex for the purposes of determining accommodation within such shelters and for purposes of determining sex for admission to any facility or portion thereof,” the abstract of HUD’s proposal declares. “The proposed rule permits Shelter Providers to consider a range of factors in making such determinations – including privacy, safety, practical concerns, religious beliefs, any relevant considerations under civil rights and nondiscrimination authorities, the individual’s sex as reflected in official government documents, as well as the gender which a person identifies with.”

Finally, shelters can be shelters, once again

Liberty Counsel – a nonprofit Christian legal organization devoted to fighting for Americans’ constitutional rights – explained why the rule Obama managed to sneak in the year before he left office turned shelters from bastions for the homeless into sexual predator breeding grounds.

“The change was needed because the 2016 Equal Access Rule under the Obama administration mandates that federally funded single-sex homeless shelters admit residents based on their stated gender identity instead of their biological sex,” Liberty Counsel attorneys argue. “This does not allow shelter providers to make decisions about potentially dangerous individuals who may intentionally misrepresent their gender for malicious reasons.”

The Orlando, Florida-based lawyer group also maintains that the new rule under Trump’s HUD will free up more churches, organizations and individuals of faith desiring to provide shelter for the homeless and battered to open up facilities without fear of the government shutting them down for trying to a provide biblical environment with safe accommodations for women and children that do not allow transgender men to cohabitate – or share private facilities – with them.

“The rule will also provide flexibility for faith-based shelter providers, saying the current rule might discourage them from seeking HUD funding because of their religious beliefs,” Liberty Counsel added.

More praises for Trump

Liberty Counsel founder and chairman Mat Staver praised the Trump administration’s move to reapply the protection of homeless women and children that was stripped way by the Obama administration’s unbridled effort to forward so-called LGBTQ “rights” under the name of “civil rights.”

“I commend the Trump administration for protecting women and children with this new HUD rule,” Staver proclaimed. “The current rule does not consider the practical concerns of shelter providers who serve vulnerable clients who are seeking refuge from violence and abusive relationships.”

He maintains that the new rule acts as a safeguard to keep sexual predators pretending to be women from taking advantage of a system geared to put the LGBT agenda above the safety of women and children.

“Women and girls are entitled to privacy and protection from predators who ‘identify as females’ with the intent of committing sexual assault,” Staver expressed.

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