by Dr Susan Berry, Breitbart:
More than 2,200 signatures of supporters from across the political spectrum are currently affixed to a petition that calls for the federal government to uphold the “scientific definition of sex” in federal law and policy.
In a letter accompanying the petition, which is addressed to Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, and Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, about 35 medical, legal, and policy professionals say they “applaud the Trump Administration’s intention to uphold the scientific definition of sex in federal law and policy, such that girls and women will regain their sex-based legal protections, and the human rights of all will be preserved.”
“What I like about the document is that it can appeal to a broad range of views,” endocrinologist Michael Laidlaw, MD, told Breitbart News. “So, I’m hoping that it gets broad support from right, left and center who recognize the importance of using biological sex in law rather than gender identity”:
How easy to make a boy child appear like a girl or vice versa simply through stereotypical clothing, hair, etc? Puberty blockers make the illusion continue, leading to 100% persistence of GD in one study. Puberty IS the physical confirmation that one is becoming a woman or a man. pic.twitter.com/6IsMjnUYMP
— Michael K. Laidlaw, MD (@MLaidlawMD) 4 December 2018
Sex science writer and columnist Dr. Deborah Soh tweeted her support for the petition:
Biological sex is NOT a spectrum. Acknowledging this doesn't prohibit equal rights for transgender & intersex people.
Please sign if you agree: https://t.co/hoQYUKp4yd
— Dr. Debra Soh (@DrDebraSoh) 7 December 2018