By Transgender Universe
Department of Health and Human Services to have transgender protections removed from The Affordable Care Act.
“..THIS NEW RULE INTERPRETS “SEX” AS A STATE OF MIND, NOT A BIOLOGICAL FACT.” – TEXAS ATTORNEY GENERAL KEN PAXTON
Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska and Wisconsin join the state of Texas in the lawsuit claiming a new rule defining the meaning of term “sex” in the Affordable Care Act violates the religious liberties of certain medical organizations. Last month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services implemented a new rule “interpreting” the definition of “sex” within the Affordable Care Act. As the Obama Administration has attempted to do in other instances, this new rule interprets “sex” as a state of mind, not a biological fact,” says Paxton on the Attorney General’s website.
To make matters worse for the transgender community, the case is being heard by U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor (R). O’Connor is the very same judge who recently issued an injunction to the Obama administration’s restroom and locker room guidance for transgender students.
“The Obama Administration is now trying to redefine the law so that the term “sex” means one’s “internal sense of gender which may be male, female, neither, or a combination of male and female,” but the President does not have the power to rewrite law,” said Paxton. “The federal government has no right to force Texans to pay for medical procedures designed to change a person’s sex.” The Texas Attorney General also touted how this is the thirteenth lawsuit he has brought against the Obama Administration.
Paxton is quickly becoming public enemy number one to the transgender community as he continues to lead multiple efforts to deny basic human rights to transgender citizens in the United States.