The Trump administration was planning to enforce new regulations on Transgender laws. These regulatory rules are meant to roll back important transgender health care protection laws. Unfortunately, for the Trump administration, a Federal Judge halted the effort.
The law was invalidated on Monday in the context of similar issues that involve job discrimination. The US administration was blocked by US District Court Judge Fredrick Block from implementing the laws until a final decision could be made by the court after hearing the case.
While elaborating on the decision the US District Attorney, Judge writes;
“When Supreme Court announces a major decision, it seems a sensible thing to pause and reflect on the decision’s impact.”
These new regulations were meant to overrule Obama’s sex discrimination protection laws. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was bought by the Obama administration. This act protects transgender people from discrimination in health and insurance sectors.
According to experts even if Trump administration succeeds in rolling back it would still be illegal to discriminate against transgender people in health care sectors. However, it may become difficult for them to enforce their rights.
Trump reacted to the decision in a tweet terming it as ‘horrible and politically charged’ he also compared it to a shotgun blast to conservative republican’s face. It is worth mentioning here that Fredrick Block, who stopped Trump administration from rolling back, was nominated to the federal bench by former President Bill Clinton.
The lawsuit against blocking the regulation was bought forward by an advocacy group under the name of the Human Rights Campaign.