Transgender Advocates Say Trump Administration Is Gutting Their Rights
The most recent example, they say, is the administration's rewrite of a federal rule that bars discrimination in health care based on "gender identity."
The Associated Press:
Struggle For Transgender Rights Shifts To Health Care
Military service. Bathroom use. Job bias. And now, health care. The Trump administration is coming under fire for rewriting a federal rule that bars discrimination in health care based on "gender identity." Critics say it's another attempt to undercut acceptance for transgender people. The Health and Human Services Department rule dates to the Obama administration, a time when LGBT people gained political and social recognition. But a federal judge in Texas said the rule went too far by concluding that discrimination on the basis of gender identity is a form of sex discrimination, which is forbidden by civil rights laws. (Alonso-Zaldivar, 4/30)
In other policy news —
Groups Working To Stop Teen Pregnancy Alarmed By Trump Shift
Groups working to cut teen pregnancy rates in the United States say they would have to scrap programs they’ve been working on for years to meet new guidelines for funding from the Trump administration. The administration is shifting the focus of the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (TPPP) more toward abstinence education, and groups will have to get onboard if they want to continue receiving financial support from the federal government. (Hellmann, 4/28)