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HHS rolls back protections for transgender people

HHS rolls back protections for transgender people Photo: KSTP-TV

May 24, 2019 08:52 AM

A new Trump administration rule would roll back sex discrimination protection for transgender people in health services.

In the proposed rule issued Friday, the Health and Human Services Department says laws banning sex discrimination in health care don't apply to people's "gender identity." LGBT groups have long warned such a move could lead to denial of needed medical care.

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