Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google, and dozens of other tech companies have come together to condemn discrimination against transgender people in the face of actions President Donald Trump is reportedly considering to reduce their legal protections. From a report: The move is a response to an Oct. 21 New York Times report that the Trump administration is considering limiting the definition of gender to birth genitalia. “Sex means a person’s status as male or female based on immutable biological traits identifiable by or before birth,” the Department of Health and Human Services proposed in a memo obtained by the Times. If legislation were to move forward, it would jeopardize legal protections for an estimated 1.4 million Americans who identify as a gender other than the one they were assigned at birth, the Times said. The statement from the companies, which have nearly 4.8 million employees, said diversity and inclusion are good for business. “Transgender people are our beloved family members and friends, and our valued team members,” the statement said. “What harms transgender people harms our companies.”
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