The proposed measure says HHS would repeal the Obama-era definition of "sex" in order to make its regulations "more consistent" with those at other agencies.
"Today's announcement kicks off a several-week public comment period, where folks from across the country can write into the Trump Administration speaking out against the regulation, and then after that, a final regulation would be issued, which is when organizations or individuals would begin filing litigation against the rule", he said.
The added postage and paper cost for those notices adds up, Severino says, but the notices have proven ineffective at their intended objective of ensuring that people who speak other languages are more informed about health care policy.
The administration's proposal would also roll back protections for women, since anti-discrimination rules would not cover "termination of pregnancy", such as previously having an abortion.
Congressman Joe Kennedy III, a Newton Democrat, on Friday slammed a Trump administration proposal targeting discrimination protections for transgender people in healthcare.
"But the brazen disregard for trans people's health in the Administration's new rule change underlines this disparity in bold black paint and gives discrimination a blanket thumbs-up", said Ivy Gibson-Hill, the community health program director at the Campaign for Southern Equality.
Two dozen US states and municipalities sued the Trump administration earlier this week to stop the enforcement of the rule, which is nearly certain to be challenged in court.
"The American people want vigorous protection of civil rights and faithfulness to the text of the laws passed by their representatives", the statement continues. The rule prohibits any health-care entity who receives federal funding from discriminating in the delivery of care or services on the basis of sex, gender, or the termination of a pregnancy. If it does move forward, it's expected to be challenged in court.
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The vote allows same-sex couples full legal marriage rights, including in areas such as taxes, insurance and child custody. However, the new law still contains restrictions not faced by heterosexual couples.
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Trump has repeatedly hurled insults at Biden about his intelligence, most recently calling him a low I.Q. individual. The two sides wrangled over at what stage sanctions relief came into the denuclearization process.
Just yesterday, the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced a new rule proposal that would undo Obama-era protections for transgender people at homeless shelters, potentially allowing them to be turned away based on the shelter manager's religious beliefs. Over almost two decades, eight federal appeals courts and 35 federal district courts have affirmed anti-transgender discrimination is sex discrimination and unlawful, according to the National Center for Transgender Equality.
Severino added that the change is part of a pledge by the Trump administration to remove "unnecessary regulatory burdens" and would save approximately $3.6 billion in regulatory costs over five years.
"I'm going to keep fighting back against efforts to turn back the clock on people's rights, and making sure everyone in this country is able to get the health care they need without interference from politicians who think their personal beliefs are more important than patients' lives", she said in a statement.
A House Democratic aide said lawmakers have already started discussions on the best way to respond to changes that would undermine the health care law's anti-discrimination protections. HHS had proposed lifting another rule that required family planning clinics that take federal dollars offer women referrals to abortion services; that plan has been put on hold by a federal judge.
Julie Gonen, federal policy director for the National Center for Lesbian Rights, said people could be mistreated.
"This administration has manifested its intent to roll back that well-considered understanding in every context", she said. The rule was introduced weeks after the administration proposed another measure which would allow doctors and nurses to decline to treat people if the provider has moral or religious objections.
Earlier this year, the Trump administration even tightened its definition of "biological sex" as based on a person's "chromosomes, gonads, hormones, and genitals".