Trump administration proposes to roll again transgender protections in well being companies

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WASHINGTON — A brand new Trump administration rule would roll again intercourse discrimination safety for transgender folks in well being companies.

Within the proposed rule issued Friday, the Well being and Human Companies Division says legal guidelines banning intercourse discrimination in well being care do not apply to folks’s “gender id.” LGBT teams have lengthy warned such a transfer may result in denial of wanted medical care.

That rule reverses the coverage of the Obama administration, which had discovered that intercourse discrimination legal guidelines do defend transgender folks.

The rule faces a 60-day remark interval and courtroom challenges are anticipated.

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