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Ruth Institute Delighted to Sign Letter Affirming Biological Nature of Sex
Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Founder and President of the Ruth Institute, said her organization was delighted to join such colleagues as the American
College of Pediatricians, Alliance Defending Freedom, the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and Liberty Counsel
in applauding the decision of the Trump Administration to uphold the scientific definition of sex in federal law.
In an extraordinary move, the Obama Administration had urged federal agencies to expand the Title IX definition of sex to include so-called “gender
identity” – treating those who identify with the opposite sex as if they were members of the opposite sex.
The letter released today supports the Trump Administration’s decision “to uphold the original scientific meaning and legal intent of the term ‘sex’
in federal law.”
Signers of the December 6th letter to the Departments of Justice, Education and Health and Human Services, noted:
Human sex is a binary, biologically determined, and immutable trait from conception forward.
Sex differences are real and consequential.
“Gender identity” is not a material trait found anywhere in the body, brain or DNA.
Upholding the scientific definition of sex in law protects everyone’s rights to privacy and equal treatment, especially that of girls and women.
As the biological men and women that they are, transgendered-identified individuals possess the same human dignity and right to equal protection
of the law as all Americans.
Besides the organizations mentioned above, the letter was also endorsed by the Christian Medical and Dental Association, the National Task Force for
Therapy Equality and the Freedom Defense Fund.
Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse is the author of the recently published book, The Sexual State: How Elite Ideologies Are Destroying Lives, which
includes a discussion of transgenderism in the chapter "The Gender Revolution."