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Feds Get Time to Reconsider Transgender Bias Rule

July 11, 2017, 4:05 PM

A challenge to a federal regulation forbidding health-care discrimination on the basis of gender identity was paused to give the government time to reconsider the rule (Franciscan Alliance, Inc. v. Price, N.D. Tex., 7:16-cv-108, 7/10/17).

Judge Reed C. O’Connor of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued a stay July 10 in the case, and ordered the Department of Health and Human Services to file a status report by Aug. 4 detailing any efforts to issue new regulations. The court decided against the full remand that the HHS requested in May, instead allowing the ...