Federal Judge in Texas Blocks Obamacare LGBTQ Anti-Bias Rule (1)

Aug. 9, 2021, 11:01 PMUpdated: Aug. 10, 2021, 4:23 PM

A federal district court judge in Texas permanently blocked the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from forcing certain Christian medical providers to provide or pay for gender transition-related care and abortions.

Judge Reed O’Connor, of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, issued a permanent injunction Monday.

The order prohibits HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra, the agency, and anyone acting in concert with it from interpreting the anti-discrimination protections under Obamacare or enacting regulations that would require providers involved in the dispute to perform or provide insurance coverage for gender-transition procedures or abortions.

The HHS ...

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