NBC: ‘Religious freedom’ rule could cause ‘significant damage’ to LGBTQ health care — advocates say.
The Trump Administration just issued a discriminatory rule that allows health care workers to refuse treatment to patients on religious grounds — opening the door for doctors to deny health care to members of the LGBTQ community.
LGBTQ Americans — particularly transgender people — already face disproportionate discrimination when it comes to health care. Health experts warn this measure will have a compounding, negative impact on health care access for the LGBTQ community. We need to fight back right away:
This new rule is nothing more than a political attack on the LGBTQ community. Period.
Trump’s Department of Health and Human Services should be finding ways to expand health care access — not giving doctors and institutions permission to turn individuals away based on their gender or sexual identity.
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