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Obama administration to issue transgender rules for homeless shelters

August 18, 2016

The Obama administration is poised to issue regulations requiring homeless shelters to accommodate transgendered individuals according to their declared gender identity rather than their natural biological sex.

A spokesman for Catholic Charities USA expressed concern.

“While we support the effort to ensure that all persons have access to shelter, we remain concerned that the proposed rule exceeds the current statutory mandate,” stated Brian Corbin, an executive vice president at Catholic Charities USA.

“In addition, its standard for placing individuals in shelters based on their self-identification exceeds the practices of other federal programs and fails to provide local service providers with the flexibility needed to maintain order and protect the privacy, health and security concerns of a diverse population,” he added.

 
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  • Posted by: unum - Aug. 19, 2016 10:20 AM ET USA

    The Obama administration does not understand the meaning of the words "statutory mandate". It also doesn't understand the words "legal, constitutional, honest, and truth". A sad record for a president who is a Harvard Law graduate!

  • Posted by: shrink - Aug. 18, 2016 2:11 PM ET USA

    Flexibility? If Mr Corbin was flexible enough to take the government cash, he will be flexible enough to pipe the government tune.