Judge Reed O'Connor sided with eight states, including Texas, as well as Christian healthcare providers, who had taken issue with legislation extending sex discrimination to include "discrimination on the basis of gender identity and termination of pregnancy".
O'Connor's injunction comes just one day before the new policy was going to be put into effect.
In August 2016, the state of Texas sued the federal government, arguing that the regulations would force doctors to perform abortions or do gender-transition procedures on children even if doing so violates their religious beliefs.
Meanwhile, an HHS spokesperson said the agency was "disappointed by the court's decision to preliminarily enjoin certain important protections against unlawful sex discrimination in our health care system". "Today's ruling ensures that doctors' best medical judgment will not be replaced with political agendas and bureaucratic interference".
Texas federal judge made a ruling on Saturday that halts the protection of transgender health and abortion-related services.
The court order, brought by the states of Texas, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Kansas, Louisiana, Arizona, Kentucky, and MS, along with three Christian-affiliated groups, stated that the Health and Human Services department's regulations prohibiting doctors from discriminating on the basis of gender identity, or against women seeking abortions, violated practitioners' religious freedom.
A federal judge has issued an injunction against a rule barring anti-trans discrimination in health care. The ruling marks an extreme extension of the dubious logic behind the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision-and indicates that conservative courts believe the purported right of health care professionals to discriminate against patients trumps patients' right to sound medical treatment. The firm is also known as Becket Law.
"This is another predictable, baseless ruling by a judge who state officials handpicked to deliver a ruling against transgender people", said National Center for Transgender Equality's Executive Director Mara Keisling in a statement. "What the doctor can't do is say, 'I won't treat you because you're transgender'". The judge may be right about that, but it really doesn't matter, because the rule in question does not require anybody to perform or insure abortions. "Transgender people who are turned away when they are sick, injured, or otherwise need health care, or are denied insurance coverage they've earned or paid for can still seek legal redress in the courts".
Title IX - a federal law that bars sex discrimination in federally funded education programs and activities - "unambiguously prevented discrimination on the basis of the biological differences between males and females", O'Connor wrote, thereby ruling it did not include gender identity.
Larry Kurtz said the ride is confined and the riders are not exposed to the elements, so time is on firefighters' side. The statement added that the number one priority of Knott's Berry Farm is the safety of our guests and employees.
Trump Foundation , which is now under investigation by the NY attorney general and is now unable to fundraise as a result. That gift was made as Bondi's office was considering whether to investigate fraud allegations against Trump University.
But the sanctions may not have a significant impact, the New York Times reports , since GRU officials do not often visit the U.S. A USA official told Reuters that the diplomats would be given 72 hours to leave the United States.
Apple's AirPods are presently worth £159 but if you lose any of them, Apple has said it will charge £65 to replace it. If the patent does describe an abandoned AirPods design, why Apple made a decision to nix the idea is up for debate.
The woman said Tylka spoke about suicide in September 2015, drawing a call to police, before leaving town for 4 months. Officers who arrived on the scene reportedly found a woman's body, according to Washington County Sheriff's Office.
Operations those aren't essential to ensure the best gameplay performance and stability will be switched to a lower priority. For now, the Windows 10 game mode seems bent on removing the distinction of playing games on either the Xbox consoles or PC.
Bradley, the former US national team coach, was handed his walking papers Tuesday by Swansea City after only 85 days in charge. Had to dump it on air but when @JimWhite asked Bob how he feels right now, he responded: "I'm pissed off".
After all, this year the iPhone 7 gained the optical image stabilization that was previously limited to the Plus-sized variants. Apple generally saves new colors for yearly refreshes, such as the Gold color with iPhone 5s and Rose Gold with iPhone 6s.
The holiday week sale of PlayStation 4 is about to end so start checking for games you might want to buy on the PlayStation Store. Sony Corp. (ADR)(NYSE:SNE) has a number of first-party titles in store for 2017 which will definitely carry on the PS4's success.
But Schneiderman's ongoing investigation into the foundation's practices legally bars Trump for proceeding with the closure. Trump has said that his sons, Eric and Donald Jr., will take over his business, but a detailed plan has not been provided.
Eventually, his daughters encouraged him to put the tale down on paper, and the literary debut became a best-seller. He wrote many other novels about his childhood and youth, as well as about a period serving in the army in wartime.
All things considered, fans shouldn't be too surprised to learn that Mass Effect: Andromeda isn't coming to Switch. But he added, "If the Switch launches and everyone's just yammering for 'Mass Effect, ' who knows".
Then, some of the carbon fibers wrapping the helium vessel may have snapped, causing friction that ignited the trapped oxygen. The launch date is contingent upon Federal Aviation Administration approval, according to satellite manufacturer Iridium .
The late star's ashes were deposited in a gold box, which was placed next to a handsome vase of pink roses. Ms Gabor's ninth husband Frédéric Prinz von Anhalt , paid tribute to his wife. "I was her best friend".
The Bears looked like they wouldn't make anything of it after being forced to punt deep within Boise State territory. With his quickness and speed, Cannon also participated in the 4×100 meter relay for the Baylor track team in 2015.
The US can not be expected to support the agendas of extremists on either side to create a "unitary state", he said. But he encouraged the parties to take his suggestions seriously and create the conditions for successful talks.
These companies have apparently paid millions in settlements to those parents whose kids shop online without anybody's permission. For Bethany Howell, in Arkansas, her daughter's unsolicited shopping spree reportedly cost her $250 in Pokemon presents.
Hooker recorded 74 tackles this season and a team leading seven interceptions, including three for touchdowns. Peppers ranked third on the Wolverines with 72 tackles, making 16 stops for loss and four sacks.
PELICANS 104, Knicks 92: Anthony Davis had 23 points and 18 rebounds, and New Orleans beat NY for its fourth straight victory. The Clippers have lost five consecutive games, falling to 22-13 on the season and fourth place in the Western Conference.
Crime in Rio has been rising and the state is deeply indebted, often unable to pay police and other salaries on time if at all. Francoise, his Brazilian wife and the mother of their 10-year-old daughter, reported him missing Wednesday, Reuters reported.
Despite her low-key appearance, her fans noticed that she seemed to be willingly flashing a gold wedding band on her ring finger. The wedding will take place during the school holidays so that the daughter of Simon could attends r, revealed the source.
The NYPD now has about 900 Muslims in their force, but for Syed, a 10-year veteran of the NYPD, "It's not just for Muslims". Sikhs are allowed to wear turbans in all workplaces in the United Kingdom , following a new employment law past year .
The forecast dries out by mid to late afternoon, but gets chilly this evening with gusty winds of 30 miles per hour possible. Starting out the New Year, Sunday is expected to be partly sunny with highs reaching 45 degrees.