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Trump Administration Launches 11th Hour Attack Against LGBTQ People, Women, Religious Minorities with Final HHS Regulation


At the 11th hour, the lame duck Trump-Pence administration has published its parting assault on the LGBTQ community via a federal regulation that would permit discrimination across the entire spectrum of HHS programs receiving federal funding.

The Biden-Harris administration and Secretary Designate Xavier Becerra must urgently work to rescind this discriminatory regulation. Alphonso David , President, Human Rights Campaign

This is the latest action since Trump and Pence took office that grants HHS recipients a license to discriminate against LGBTQ people, religious minorities, and women:

In May 2017, the Trump-Pence White House put out an executive order mandating the Department of Justice to work agency by agency to regulatorily create broad exemptions allowing faith-based organizations to discriminate against those who do not agree with their personal beliefs.

In January 2019, Trump-Pence’s HHS granted a waiver from federal nondiscrimination requirements to South Carolina’s Foster Care Program, which has contracted with a child welfare provider who seeks permission to refuse to serve prospective parents who do not share their religious beliefs, but who want to continue to receive federal funding to provide those services.

South Carolina requested the waiver to allow federal funds to go to a child welfare agency that […]

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