How You Helped Overturn an Obama Rule – But More Action Needed

May 31

Last year, we told you about an Obama Administration policy that forced women’s shelters to house men (who claim to be women) right alongside women who have been traumatized by men.

Since the rule came from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), we asked you to urge HUD Secretary Ben Carson to rescind the rule. Thousands of you did so, and it got HUD’s attention in a big way.

Now, we are able to report partial good news. HUD has released a summary of a proposed rule that, if adopted, would essentially overturn the Obama-era rule. Your messages made an impact!

The new proposed rule – which will be released later for public comment – will allow each housing facility to make their own policies on allowing biological men to stay with women. This is an enormous step in the right direction, and Secretary Carson deserves thanks.

However, the summary of the proposed rule also makes clear that HUD will continue to grant special protection based on sexual orientation and gender identity. This general policy statement is at odds with the rest of the rule and puts HUD policy more in line with Nancy Pelosi’s so-called Equality Act. If the rule itself (not just the summary) contains that language, it will be an unnecessary and potentially dangerous capitulation to LGBT dogma that has been repeatedly rejected by Congress for years and rejected by most leaders in the Trump Administration.

What You Can Do: Please send a note to Secretary Carson, thanking him for proposing a new rule to overturn the dangerous Obama rule – but also encouraging him not to include language in the rule that could be used to advance the radical cause of the so-called Equality Act.

You can send the message quickly and easily on our Action Center.

Thanks for continuing to make an impact!

The Family Policy Alliance Team