Thanks to former President Obama, homeless shelters were made even more dangerous due to a ruling that forced them to accept people into whichever shelter or sleeping space they wanted, based upon their gender preference. Sitting President Trump has now reversed that rule, allowing shelters to take “biological sex” into consideration instead of gender preference alone.
Imagine being a battered woman, now homeless because you’ve fled your abusive boyfriend or husband. Possibly with terrified and also abused children in tow. Having been raped and beaten by abusive men in your life, you seek housing at your city’s local homeless shelter. but because of an Obama ruling, you have to sleep next to a man who is pretending to be a woman. He’s allowed to shower next to you and follow you in and out of the restroom. Sleeping with one eye open, this would be a nightmare for women in need.
Caring for homeless women and children while applying a dose of common sense, President Donald J. Trump has reversed the 2016 Obama ruling which allowed people admittance based upon their preferred gender. That Department of Housing and Urban Development ruling insisted that biology didn’t matter, and gender identity had to be respected over actual gender.
Under the leadership of Ben Carson, the Department of Housing and Urban Development will now ensure that women will be a top priority at women’s homeless shelters.
The abstract of the department’s proposal reads as follows, “This proposed rule provides … shelter operators under HUD programs which permit single-sex or sex-segregated facilities (such as bathrooms or temporary, emergency shelters and other buildings and facilities with physical limitations or configurations that require and are permitted to have shared sleeping quarters or bathing facilities) may establish a policy – consistent with state and local law – by which such Shelter Provider considers an individual’s sex for the purposes of determining accommodation within such shelters and for purposes of determining sex for admission to any facility or portion thereof.”So now, such shelters, though permitted to take gender-identity into consideration, will not be forced to make decisions on that sole basis and can weigh biological sex in considering an individual for admittance.
Thankfully, it will be more difficult going forward, for perverts and pedophiles masquerading as the wrong gender to prey upon the abused homeless and destitute. More and more, it appears that President Trump is a friend of women.