Statement from Democratic Attorney General Nominee Letitia “Tish” James on Trump Administration Proposal to Limit Transgender Americans’ Rights

NEW YORK -- Today, it was reported the Trump Administration is planning to propose a policy that would roll back recognition of, and protections for, transgender Americans.

In response, Democratic Attorney General nominee Letitia “Tish” James released the following statement:

“This proposal is abhorrent. At its core, this policy would not just undercut federal civil rights laws -- it would undermine transgender Americans’ very humanity. Rolling back protections for transgender Americans is as hateful as it is backwards. As New York’s next Attorney General, I will use every tool available -- from the courtroom to the Statehouse -- to fight against this sinister attempt to roll back hard fought civil rights advances that protect transgender Americans across our nation.”