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Transgender Groups Want In on Obamacare Health Bias Rule Case

Feb. 4, 2019, 6:46 PM

Two groups representing transgender individuals want join the defense of a regulation implementing Obamacare’s antidiscrimination provision.

River City Gender Alliance and the ACLU of Texas Feb. 1 renewed their motion to intervene in a 2016 lawsuit filed by Texas and a group of Christian health-care providers in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. The plaintiffs said the regulation violates their religious rights.

The Affordable Care Act’s Section 1557 prohibits discrimination in health care in the same way federal civil rights laws like Title VII, Title IX, and the Americans With Disabilities Act prohibit discrimination in the...

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