Tuesday, November 21, 2017

While Sessions Plays Coy, HHS Invites Calls for a License to Discriminate

In a hearing last week before the House Judiciary Committee, Attorney General Jeff Sessions once again dodged tough questions about his October 6 “license to discriminate” memo advocating broad legal rights for individuals and organizations — even individual government employees — to ignore federal laws in the name of their personal beliefs.

Meanwhile, the Department of Health and Human Services is inviting public comments on eliminating nondiscrimination rules and other protections for patients and participants in HHS programs. HHS is already receiving numerous comments calling for a rollback of landmark 2016 rules recognizing protections for transgender patients, and NCTE is calling for patients and health care providers to weigh in by November 24 to oppose a license to discriminate in health care.

Read more at NCTE's Medium page.

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