This move is one of the President’s efforts to restore the protection of the civil rights of LGBTQ people.
new York- The Biden administration announced on Monday that healthcare providers must not discriminate against transgender people. This is the latest move by President Biden to revoke the efforts of the previous president to restore civil rights protection for LGBTQ people.
According to the new policy, the Ministry of Health and Human Services will once again prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in medical institutions receiving federal funds.
This move will reverse the policy adopted by HHS under the leadership of President Donald J. Trump. Trump said the anti-discrimination of the 2010 Affordable Care Act (Affordable Care Act) The regulations do not apply to transgender people. This measure was welcomed by social conservatives and was severely criticized by gay rights advocates.
Biden Health Minister Xavier Becerra said in a statement: “Fear of discrimination will cause people to give up care, which may have a serious negative impact on health.” “The position of the Department of Health and Human Services is that everyone, including LGBTQ, All should be able to access medical services without discrimination or interference for a period of time.”
This move is part of the president’s broader efforts to protect lesbians, gays, bisexuals, homosexuals and non-gender identities, especially transgender people, to protect them from discrimination. In his first speech at a joint meeting of Congress last month, Biden promised to support the Equality Act, which would expand the civil rights law to include sexual orientation and gender identity.
In his speech, Biden said: “To all transgender Americans who see us at home, especially young people: you are so brave.” “I hope they know that their president supports them.”