Fifth Circuit Hears Injunction Debate in LGBTQ Medical Care Case

March 3, 2021, 10:06 PM

Attorneys for Christian medical providers, the federal government, and groups representing LGBTQ people Wednesday sparred over whether a federal court should permanently bar any future government action that would require doctors to provide care that goes against their religious beliefs.

Joseph Davis urged the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to issue a permanent injunction—or at least send the case back to the lower court with instructions to do so—because his clients, Franciscan Alliance and the Christian Medical and Dental Society, have been “living under a sword of Damocles.”

The providers may have won an order vacating a ...

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