Court Issues Last Minute Block On HHS Anti-Trans Plan

The Hill reports:

A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked a Trump administration policy that would scrap ObamaCare’s nondiscrimination protections for sex and gender identity, one day before it was set to take effect.

According to Judge Frederick Block of the U.S. District Court in Brooklyn, the Trump administration’s rule is contrary to a recent Supreme Court ruling that outlawed workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

While the administration briefly acknowledged that the Supreme Court would be ruling on related issues, HHS issued its policy anyway. “HHS was apparently confident that the Supreme Court would endorse the Administration’s interpretation of sex discrimination,” Block wrote. “Its confidence was misplaced.”