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Transgender Bias Rule Suit Must End, Groups Urge Court

Feb. 5, 2019, 7:05 PM

Over two years of uncertainty over a government regulation that redefines “sex” for purposes of a law prohibiting discrimination in health care must end, two groups told a federal trial court.

A seven-state coalition and three Christian medical provider groups Feb. 4 urged the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas to declare that the so-called “transgender mandate” violates their religious rights.

The rule implements the Affordable Care Act’s antidiscrimination provision, Section 1557. The provision prohibits discrimination in the same way federal civil rights laws like Title VII, Title IX, and the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibit discrimination...

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