Federal Judge Blocks Trump Transgender Rule Day Before Taking Effect

By Donna Haseley / August 17, 2020 at 8:50 PM
A federal judge on Monday (Aug. 17) temporarily blocked a Trump administration rule to roll back protections for transgender individuals a day before it was slated to take effect. U.S. District Court Judge Frederic Block said the rule goes against the Supreme Court’s decision two months ago that discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity are prohibited. At issue is a Trump administration rule issued in June that has been a rallying point for conservatives but blasted by transgender...

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