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.”
A judge blocked a Trump administration rule that would allow healthcare providers to discriminate against trans individuals, one day before the rule was set to take effect https://t.co/BSWcvD7x3m
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) August 17, 2020
Federal judge blocks the Trump administration’s attempt to strip transgender protections from Obamacare, explaining (correctly) that SCOTUS’ Bostock decision means “sex discrimination” encompasses anti-trans discrimination. https://t.co/KpMmL7XEfu h/t @sarahposner pic.twitter.com/Hlqzhvyo4M
— Mark Joseph Stern (@mjs_DC) August 17, 2020
BREAK: A judge blocked the Trump administration’s plan to roll back transgender health care nondiscrimination rules under the Affordable Care Act, citing the Supreme Court’s Bostock decision. @Law360 https://t.co/VdmQdkEToc pic.twitter.com/i7VXrojQCo
— Jon Steingart (@jonsteingart) August 17, 2020