Donald Trump wants law confirming genders as male and female

Donald Trump has vowed to go to war with “Left-wing gender insanity” and push for legislation that only recognises two genders if he is re-elected, as he looks to reignite momentum for his 2024 presidential campaign.

In a video posted to his Truth Social site, Mr Trump outlined his plan to push schools to “promote positive education about the nuclear family”, punish doctors offering gender reassignment care and bar transgender women from competing on women’s sports teams

The former president announced the wide-ranging set of policies to use federal power to target transgender people as conservatives nationwide become increasingly concerned about such issues.

He said he also plans to pass a law barring minors from receiving gender-affirming health care “in all 50 states” and to direct the Justice Department to investigate the pharmaceutical industry and individual hospitals to determine whether they “deliberately covered up horrific long-term side effects of sex transitions in order to get rich.”