The policy would rescind previous policy which eased trans recognition.
Jennings, who was born a male but identifies as female, said she's not anxious about the proposal, but will nevertheless speak against it.
If the Trump administration succeeds, progress made by the Obama administration allowing Americans the freedom to claim a fluid definition of their gender will inevitably be reversed.
The change sparked a number of complex and long-running legal challenges in conservative states, in areas like the use of toilets.
"The same day that the Fifth Circuit dismissed the appeal, the plaintiff states that filed the Texas v. USA case dismissed their case because the Trump administration withdrew the Obama administration policy and guidance that the states were suing over", Davidson said.
According to NYT, this move by the Department of Health and Human Services would deny 1.4 million Americans their federal recognition and protection. In the meantime, however, it threatens to do serious harm to transgender people who face discrimination that threatens their access to employment, housing, education, and healthcare. By Sunday evening, a rally for transgender rights took place in NY; another took place Monday in Washington.
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According to the report, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is planning to release regulations narrowly defining "sex" in a way that guts enforcement of existing civil rights protections for LGBTQ people.
"The Obama administration took advantage of every opportunity to advance the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender (LGBT) movement through federal agencies without constitutional authority", USPIE continued, adding that its mission is "to end federal overreach in education and return control of education to parents and local communities".
"'Intersex' is a term to describe people who have genitalia that's not exactly female and not exactly male", Meera Shah, a family medicine physician specializing in gender affirming care, and a Fellow with Physicians for Reproductive Health, told INSIDER. The proposal would define sex as either male or female, and any dispute about one's sex would have to be clarified through genetic testing, according to the Times' account of the memo.
Initially, the reality star supported Donald Trump's administration, given the new president promised to make LGBTQ rights a part of his platforms.
The report has generated an angry response from some people in and outside of the United States, including swathes of the LGBTQ community.
With the White House as their backdrop, speakers repeated the phrase "We will not be erased", which has become a rallying cry against the proposal.
Mason Dunn, executive director of the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition, said the potential elimination of federal protections for transgender people highlights the urgency of passing Question 3 on November 6.