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Biden administration says it will enforce federal transgender health care protections, undoing controversial Trump-era reversal

May 10, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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The Biden administration will work to protect transgender Americans from discrimination in health care, undoing a controversial Trump-era decision to nix federal protections for members of the community, the Department of Health and Human Services announced Monday.

Washington (CNN)The Biden administration will work to protect transgender Americans from discrimination in health care, undoing a controversial Trump-era decision to nix federal protections for members of the community, the Department of Health and Human Services announced Monday.

Citing a June 2020 Supreme Court decision that found federal civil rights law​ prohibits discrimination against gay, lesbian and transgender workers, the department said its Office for Civil Rights "will interpret and enforce Section 1557 and Title IX's prohibitions on discrimination based on sex to include . . .

"The Supreme Court has made clear that people have a right not to be discriminated against on the basis of sex and receive equal treatment under the law, no matter their gender identity or sexual orientation.

The move comes nearly a year after the Department of Health and Human Services, then under the Trump administration, announced it would no longer enforce Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act the same way the Obama administration did in 2016 when it said the law's ban on sex discrimination included discrimination on the basis of gender identity.

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