WASHINGTON – Yesterday, the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced a new proposed rule repealing a previous Obama-era rule which required all single-sex shelter providers receiving government funding to admit individuals based on their stated “gender identity.” The new rule would give single-sex shelters the flexibility to implement admissions policies based on, for example, biological sex rather than subjective identity.

In response, Terry Schilling, executive director at American Principles Project, released the following statement praising the administration’s proposal:

In yet another victory for sanity, President Trump and HUD are once again upholding what most Americans understand as common sense: Men are men, and women and women.

By contrast, the Left has consistently made clear that they value ideology above privacy and safety, to the point of allowing biological men access to spaces set aside for vulnerable women. This is exactly what the Obama rule did — and what the Democrats’ recently passed ‘Equality Act’ would mandate nationwide.

Fortunately, President Trump has made protecting the rights of women, families, and people of faith a high priority of his administration, as this proposed rule illustrates, and we strongly commend him for doing so.

To schedule an interview with Terry Schilling, contact Paul Dupont at (o) 202-503-2010 or pdupont@americanprinciplesproject.org.

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