Jan 04 2017
A federal judge in Texas has ordered a court order barring anti-discrimination protections under the Affordable Care Act to transgender health and abortion related services.
The injunction was approved Saturday, just one day before the new policy was to take effect.
During the trial, the plaintiffs argued that a federal regulation prohibiting discrimination against transgender people in certain health programs would force medical doctors to perform and provide insurance coverage for gender transitions and abortions, even though it is contrary to their religious beliefs or medical judgment.
Defying the broadly accepted interpretation in the courts of "sex" to include transgender people, O'Connor writes Congress couldn't have meant to include transgender people by barring gender discrimination in the Affordable Care Act because lawmakers spelled out both "sex" and "gender identity" as protected classes in the Matthew Shepard & James Byrd Jr. Similar to the Left's successful move to utterly redefine the term "marriage" to include same-sex unions, Obama's Department of Health and Human Services has sought to apply similar tactics in its "Social Justice™" crusade to redefine gender.
O'Connor is the same trial court judge assigned to a lawsuit brought by several states, again led by Texas, challenging the Obama administration's transgender protections in schools provided under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.
"[It] would force many doctors, hospitals and other health care providers in Texas to participate in sex-reassignment surgeries and treatments", said Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. The ruling was hailed by conservatives as a victory for religious freedom.
The ruling came after the plaintiffs, made up of Texas, seven other states and three Christian healthcare groups challenged the new laws.
Over the last two years, Federal District Court judges in [Texas] have chipped away at Mr. Obama's legacy by striking down or suspending no fewer than five regulations, executive orders or actions, and guidelines, including an action that would have allowed illegal immigrants who are parents of United States citizens to remain in the country, and guidance that would have expanded restroom access for transgender students. The firm is also known as Becket Law.
"The order does not change the fact that federal law bans gender-based discrimination", Keisling said. They argued that instead it clarifies that health care providers can not deny services or insurance to someone only because that person is transgender.
A federal judge has issued an injunction against a rule barring anti-trans discrimination in health care.
Jan 03 2017
Trump seems to rule out meeting with Taiwan president
On Saturday, she travels to four Central American countries: El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. The call risked souring United States relations with China, which considers Taiwan a breakaway province.
Dec 31 2016
Nanogirl Michelle Dickinson: What will you do with today's extra time?
Instead of applying leap seconds to the company's servers, Google evenly distributes that one second over a 20-hour period. Just be careful if you're superstitious and thinking 2016 might still have some tricks up its sleeve.
Dec 31 2016
Stocks slip on Wall Street toward the end of 2016
USA crude oil added 0.3% to $US54.06 a barrel after settling at its highest price since July 2015 in the previous session. JAPAN DATA: Retail sales edged up 0.2 percent from the month before in November, after a 2.5 percent jump in October.
Dec 30 2016
Tim Cook - Apple AirPods are a 'runaway success'
There have been concerns about the Charging Case for the device, as well; but there are more considerable positives as many say. The AirPods are wireless earphones that Apple introduced as part of its plan to unceremoniously dump the 3.5mm headphone jack.
Dec 30 2016
Trump conflicts of interest just beginning
Trump has said that his sons, Eric and Donald Jr ., will take over his business, but a detailed plan has not been provided. Trump Foundation , which is now under investigation by the NY attorney general and is now unable to fundraise as a result.
Dec 30 2016
3 to 5 inches of rain expected over New Year's weekend
A total of 6 to 12 inches of snow accumulations are expected in these areas starting later tonight through early Saturday morning. The rain will follow a cold front that's expected to bring drier, cooler conditions on Thursday and Friday.
Dec 29 2016
Girl uses sleeping mom's fingerprint to unlock phone, order Christmas presents online
They later found out that their notorious daughter had shopped all the items herself without anybody's consent. That's when little Ashlynd seized the opportunity to indulge in her love for all things Pokémon.
Dec 29 2016
New images from Alien: Covenant released
Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created, with ALIEN: COVENANT, a new chapter in his groundbreaking ALIEN franchise. Today, Fox has come back with more Alien-themed treats in the form of three new official photos from Covenant .
Dec 29 2016
An Apple iPhone with 2 cameras is reportedly in the works
Now, a video has emerged showing an early hands-on with what appears to be a mockup Jet White iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus ... Following the success, rumors became afloat that the company is planning to launch a new Jet White color variant in 2017.
Dec 28 2016
Watership Down Author Richard Adams Dies At Age 96
Watership Down is a classic children's novel about group of rabbits that are in search of a new home after theirs was destroyed. Adams, who was born in Newbury in May 1920, passed away on Christmas Eve, his daughter confirmed today (December 27).
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