The proposal was pushed through despite the Supreme Court ruling that extends civil rights protections to transgender people. Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images

The Trump administration Friday published its proposal that would allow temporary, emergency shelters or other facilities to establish their own policies to exclude transgender people and others based on gender identity.

Why it matters: The policy is part of a broader effort by the Trump administration to weaken protections for transgender people. The White House moved the proposal, introduced earlier this month, forward, despite the Supreme Court ruling that extends civil rights protections to transgender people.

"[Housing and Urban Development] has reconsidered its 2016 Rule and determined that providers should be allowed, as permitted by the Fair Housing Act, to consider biological sex in placement and accommodation decisions in single-sex facilities," the proposal says.

  • "HUD believes that the 2016 Rule impermissibly restricted single-sex facilities in a way not supported by congressional enactment, minimized local control, burdened religious organizations, manifested privacy issues, and imposed regulatory burdens."

What's next: The rule is expected to go into effect after a 60-day comment period.

The bottom line: More than half of transgender people who used a homeless shelter reported they were harassed, according to a 2011 survey by the National Center for Transgender Equality and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.

Go deeper: 22 states and D.C. sue HHS over rollback of transgender health care protections

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Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate

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Joe Biden announced Tuesday that he has chosen Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) as his running mate — the first Black woman to be named to a major-party U.S. presidential ticket, and potentially the first woman vice president if Biden defeats President Trump.

The big picture: Harris was probably the safest choice Biden could have made among his running mate finalists. She has a national profile and experience with elected office, was vetted and tested in the Democratic presidential primaries and can boost Biden's fundraising.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 3 p.m. ET: 20,158,258 — Total deaths: 738,063 — Total recoveries: 12,388,686Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 3 p.m. ET: 5,116,791 — Total deaths: 164,137 — Total recoveries: 1,670,755 — Total tests: 62,513,174Map.
  3. States: Florida reports another daily record for deaths State testing plans fall short of demand.
  4. Axios-Ipsos poll: 1 in 2 has a personal connection to COVID-19.
  5. Business: Moderna reveals it may not hold patent rights for vaccine.
  6. 🏈 Sports: Big Ten scraps fall football season due to coronavirus.

Big Ten postpones fall sports due to coronavirus

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The Big Ten announced Tuesday that it has voted to postpone its 2020 fall sports season, including football, due to risks posed by the coronavirus pandemic, hoping instead to play in the spring.

Why it matters: The move from one of the most prominent conferences in college sports will almost certainly prompt other Power Five leagues to follow suit.