Friday, February 27, 2009

Obama Administration to Rescind "Conscience" Regulation

In a move that is likely to have impact on LGBT people, The Washington Post today reports that "The Obama administration has begun the process of rescinding sweeping new federal protections that were granted in December to health care workers who refuse to provide care that violates their personal, moral or religious beliefs."

This is a positive thing for the LGBT community. Under the "protections" created in the last days of the Bush administration, medical providers could theorectically refuse treatment to a gay person or a transgender person based on their personal opposition to LGBT people.

Refusing to provide medical care based on personal anti-gay or anti-trans bias shoould never be allowed. Click here to read the complete article that spells out how the Obama administartion plans on doing away with these unfair "protections."

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