Shelter operators could use physical characteristics to force trans women to be housed with men under a new proposed rule.
Under a proposed rule announced by Ben Carson, federally funded shelters could turn away trans people or force them into unsafe situations.
The HUD secretary in September voiced concern over "big, hairy men" entering women's shelters.
Housing and Urban Development employees said they were appalled by the secretary's remark about "big, hairy men" in women's shelters.
A new rule proposed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development would gut antidiscrimination protections.
He told Congress the discrimination won't happen anyway.