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Fri May 24, 2019, 04:28 PM

Administration moves to revoke transgender health protection

Source: Associated Press

Administration moves to revoke transgender health protection

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
May 24, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration moved Friday to revoke newly won health care discrimination protections for transgender people, the latest in a series of actions that aim to reverse gains by LGBTQ Americans in areas ranging from the military to housing and education.

The Health and Human Services Department released a proposed regulation that in effect says “gender identity” is not protected under federal laws that prohibit sex discrimination in health care. It would reverse an Obama-era policy that the Trump administration already is not enforcing.

“The actions today are part and parcel of this administration’s efforts to erase LGBTQ people from federal regulations and to undermine nondiscrimination protections across the board,” said Omar Gonzalez-Pagan, a senior attorney on health care at Lambda Legal, a civil rights organization representing LGBT people.

The administration also has moved to restrict military service by transgender men and women , proposed allowing certain homeless shelters to take gender identity into account in offering someone a bed for the night and concluded in a 2017 Justice Department memo that federal civil rights law does not protect transgender people from discrimination at work. As one of her first policy moves, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos withdrew guidance that allowed students to use bathrooms matching their gender identity.

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Read more: https://apnews.com/44494a468abe4e009b0388798c16a197

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lambchopp59 May 2019 #1

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Sun May 26, 2019, 10:52 AM

1. Compare and contrast the last two posts in the LGBT thread.

Brazil's courts finally recognized a vulnerable population and chose to do the right thing despite president Jair's idiotic rants.
While here in the USA we're getting shafted.

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