From the Family Research Council:
FRC was one of a number of organizations that strongly urged the administration — in writing and in face-to-face meetings — to return to the common-sense interpretation. Today, HHS finally affirmed that it has done so. The Obama rule was a threat to the religious liberty and freedom of conscience of health care providers.
The Obama rule was ultimately a threat to the rule of law and the separation of powers as well. The fact that leftists in Congress have so far failed in their efforts to add categories like “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to our nation’s civil rights laws through bills like the “Equality Act” is no excuse for using the regulatory process to insert them.
Although President Trump has been a critic of Obamacare as a whole, today’s new rule merely takes the modest step of ensuring that the law on the books is executed the way it was written by Congress — the only branch of government with the legislative power.
By the end of this month, the Supreme Court will be issuing rulings on the interpretation of sex discrimination in the context of employment laws. Let’s hope the court exercises the same common sense that the Trump administration did today — by recognizing that “sex means sex.”
The statement above was authored by FRC “senior fellow” Peter Sprigg, who is well-known here for testifying against LGBT rights before almost every state legislature.
In 2010 Sprigg notably told MSNBC’s Chris Matthews that there should be “criminal sanctions against homosexual behavior.”
During a later battle for the immigration rights of bi-national LGBT couples, Sprigg declared that rather than grants visas to the partners of American LGBT citizens, the United States would be better off to “export” its own homosexuals to other countries.
Sprigg last appeared on JMG when he denounced Costa Rica for the “tyranny” of legalizing same-sex marriage.