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The Trump administration wants homeless shelters to use physical characteristics like the ‘presence of an Adam’s apple’ to identify and refuse shelter to transgender women

A proposal from the Department of Housing and Urban Development would allow federally funded homeless shelters to take a person’s “physical characteristics” into account when deciding if they should be housed among men or women. HUD is working to reverse the Obama-era Equal Access Rule that provides housing to transgender […]
The Trump administration wants homeless shelters to use physical characteristics like the ‘presence of an Adam’s apple’ to identify and refuse shelter to transgender women
Tech

Kamala Harris and other prominent Democrats are demanding an investigation into how facial recognition tech is being used on people who live in public housing

Democratic lawmakers asked Ben Carson, head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, to look into the use of facial recognition in public housing in a letter sent Wednesday. Lawmakers expressed concern about the technology’s accuracy and its potential to lead to over-policing and discrimination against women, non-cisgender people, […]
Kamala Harris and other prominent Democrats are demanding an investigation into how facial recognition tech is being used on people who live in public housing