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Federal Judge Halts Trump Admin Rollback of Transgender Healthcare Protections

HeadlineAug 19, 2020

A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked part of a Trump administration policy that would end anti-discrimination protections for transgender patients under the Affordable Care Act. The rule was announced in June and was supposed to take effect on Tuesday.

In related news, a federal judge in Idaho has temporarily blocked a state law that banned transgender women and girls from joining sports teams corresponding to their gender identity. Idaho Republican Governor Brad Little signed the law in March, stating athletes should endure invasive examinations of their “internal and external reproductive anatomy” to “verify” their sex and gender identity.

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