Donald Trump’s Administration Reverses Obama-Era Transgender Civil Rights Protections.
President Trump’s Administration is at it again. On Friday, Trump and his team finalized a regulation that overturns protections for transgender people against discrimination in health care. A protection that was granted when President Barack Obama was in office.
The Affordable Care Act, the 2010 law also known as Obama care, created civil rights protections in health care, which barred discrimination on race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in “any health program or activity” that receives federal financial assistance, according to the The New York Times.
This reversal by President Trump is an effort to narrow the legal definition of sex discrimination so it does not include explicit protections for people of the transgender community. Black Lives Matter. #blacklivesmatter✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿