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ACLU Takes Defense of Transgender Bias Rule to Appeals Court

Feb. 6, 2017, 6:55 PM

The ACLU has asked a federal appeals court to weigh in on whether the group can intervene in defense of an HHS nondiscrimination rule (Franciscan Alliance v. Cochran, 5th Cir., No. 17-10135, filed 2/3/17).

The American Civil Liberties Union appealed Feb. 3 to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, challenging a federal trial court’s decision to halt the rule. The appeal comes after the ACLU filed a notice with the trial court Jan. 30 preserving its right to appeal. The rule interprets Section 1557 of the Affordable Care ...