Trump Administration Selects HHS Civil Rights Office Leader with Deep Anti-Transgender HistoryBy Adam Polaski • March 23, 2017 • 4:39 pm
This week President Trump’s administration quietly appointed Roger Severino, a longtime opponent of transgender equality, as the head of the Office of Civil Rights in the Department of Health and Human Services.
“Roger Severino has a proven track record of opposing fair and equal treatment for the transgender community. He is a dangerous pick for a position that is meant to enforce critical civil rights protections. This is yet another example of the Trump administration’s failure to live up to the president’s campaign promise of protecting LGBT people and it will have devastating consequences for transgender people across the country.”