HHS finalizes rule it says protects civil rights; LGBTQ, women’s health advocates disagree

The HHS announced that it has finalized a rule that allows the government to interpret sex discrimination based on the definition of the word “sex” as male or female and biology — a move the agency also said “protects and enforces the civil rights of all.”However, medical societies argue that the rule weakens nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ individuals and also allows for religious exemptions that may limit women’s access to reproductive health care.HHS: Rule ‘respects dignity’HHS finalized the rule under Section 1557 of the AffordableRead More

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