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On Wednesday, America First Legal’s (AFL) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) unearthed new documents regarding a radical presentation and plan distributed internally by Assistant Secretary of Health “Rachel” Levine on “Measuring Sex, Gender Identity, and Sexual Orientation.” These records reveal that the Biden Administration is trying to radically change governmental data and statistics on sex in the name of “gender identity.”

AFL obtained these documents through litigation against HHS to enforce a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for Assistant Secretary Levine’s communications regarding pediatric “transgender clinics,” otherwise known as the genital mutilation and sterilization of America’s children.

In an email from April 27, 2022, Assistant Secretary Levine sent an email to the “LGBTQI+ Coordinating Committee Members” with a presentation from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on “Measuring Sex, Gender Identity, and Sexual Orientation.”

In the email, Assistant Secretary Levine states “I fully support these recommendations and offer any assistance needed in the implementation of the recommendations.” 

The presentation is notably paid for by taxpayer dollars and funded by 19 entities within NIH including the “Sexual & Gender Minority Research Office” and the “Office of the Director, Office of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion.”

In the introduction slide, the presentation asserts that “better measurements of sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation will also improve the ability to identify sexual and gender minority populations and understand the challenges they face.”

The presentation goes on to define the “Statement of Task” and the “issues related to measuring sex as a nonbinary construct…”

The presentation then begins to break down definitions including sex, gender, and “gender identities.” Notably, they define “sex, as well as “gender,” as “a multidimensional construct,” that is “most often defined at birth.”

They define “gender” as something that is “conceptually distinct” from sex and “often conceptualized as binary…in Western cultures.”

They then go on to include several definitions for “gender identities” including, “two-spirit”  and “genderfluid.”

The presentation includes a laundry list of definitions for “sexual orientation identities” including “questioning” and “same gender loving.”

The presentation includes a slide titled “The Importance of Conceptual Clarity: Sex and Gender” which claims that “each comprise of multiple dimensions,” without further clarification as to what this actually means.

Ultimately, the report comes to the conclusion that “a person’s gender is associated with but cannot be reduced to either sex assigned at birth or specific sex traits. Therefore, data collection efforts should not conflate sex as a biological variable with gender or otherwise treat the respective concepts as interchangeable.”

The presentation also contains a chart that breaks down the “Conceptual and Empirical Distinctions for Transgender Measures:”

Then, a recommendation is presented that “the standard for the National Institutes of Health should be to collect data on gender and report it by default.” Effectively, Assistant Secretary Levine has indicated “full support” for disregarding biological sex at the NIH.

In another slide, the panel provides a recommendation that the NIH should differentiate questions between sex on one’s birth certificate and “current gender.”

It also recommends further funding to conduct research at NIH on a range of radical topics related to gender extremism:

This dystopian presentation would be laughable if it wasn’t being utilized to make policy decisions that impact all Americans. Assistant Secretary Levine’s radical transgender ideology is currently being implemented across the nation’s health apparatus. The Biden administration is working every day is destroy fundamental truth, i.e. biological sex, and force the American people to adopt their radical “gender identity” ideology.

It should concern all Americans that the government officials who are charged with preventing pandemics, curing diseases, and providing health advice to the entire United States are occupied with redefining sex into a “multidimensional construct.”

This presentation serves as further evidence that the Biden administration’s gender extremism is being pushed to the highest levels of our federal government, all at the taxpayers’ expense. This anti-science ideology must be stopped.

Statement from America First Legal Senior Advisor Ian Prior: 

“Americans should not be footing the bill for delusional attempts to make up words and rewrite the laws of biology, all to serve the goal of a dystopian human experiment. The Biden Administration is already trying to throw science out the door by gutting Title IX, and now it wants to push an unpopular, unnecessary, and dangerous ideology through the National Institute of Health – all funded by the taxpayers. America First Legal will not stop until this bad science fiction novel is relegated to the dustbin of history.” said Ian Prior.

Read the production here.

Author: Press Release


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