Biden administration announces reversal of Trump-era limits on protections for transgender people in health care

The Biden administration is reversing a policy introduced under former President Donald Trump that limited protections for transgender people in health care, the Department of Health and Human Services announced on Monday.

In a victory for LGBTQ advocates, the change will bar health care providers and other health-related organizations that receive federal funding from discriminating based on someone’s gender identity or sexual orientation.

“The Supreme Court has made clear that people have a right not to be discriminated against on the basis of sex and receive equal treatment under the law, no matter their gender identity or sexual orientation. That’s why today HHS announced it will act on related reports of discrimination,” HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra said in a statement.

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