STATEMENT FROM MAYOR LONDON BREED AND DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF TRANSGENDER INITIATIVES CLAIR FARLEY ON PRESIDENT TRUMP’S HATEFUL ATTEMPT TO ERASE TRANSGENDER PEOPLE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Monday, October 22, 2018
Contact: Mayor’s Office of Communications, 415-554-6131
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MAYOR LONDON BREED AND DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF TRANSGENDER INITIATIVES CLAIR FARLEY ON PRESIDENT TRUMP’S HATEFUL ATTEMPT TO ERASE TRANSGENDER PEOPLE
San Francisco, CA – Today, Mayor London N. Breed and Director of the Office of Transgender Initiatives Clair Farley released the following joint statement on the Trump Administration’s plan to roll back recognition of transgender people under federal civil rights law.
“On Sunday, we learned that the Trump Administration is going through great efforts to eliminate the rights of transgender people. This is a bigoted and hateful attempt to strip away over two million transgender people’s equal access to health care, housing, education and fair treatment under the law. San Francisco will continue to resist draconian attempts to strip away human rights, by joining local and statewide efforts to ensure that our laws, policies and programs reflect the lived realities of transgender and gender nonconforming communities.
The federal courts have time and again interpreted that sex discrimination laws incorporate legal protections for transgender individuals in the country. No matter how much the Trump administration wants to wish away the rights and existence of transgender people, no one can disregard legal or medical precedence, or trans lives.
San Francisco will work to ensure that transgender students have safe and equal access to every learning opportunity we have to offer. We will continue to uphold our strong non-discrimination laws that make it illegal to discriminate against transgender and gender nonconforming individuals in employment, housing or public accommodations. And we will continue to ensure that everyone in our city has access to medically necessary care.
To all transgender and gender nonconforming individuals in our communities, you are part of San Francisco and you will never be erased.”