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Courts in MS and FL halt Biden admin's illegal attempt to redefine 'sex' in federal law

Wednesday, Jul 3, 2024

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Julie Marie Blake regarding two decisions in the cases State of Tennessee v. Becerra and State of Florida v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Two federal district courts ruled separately that the Biden administration’s rewrite of federal health care law to add “gender identity” is illegal, and, combined, the courts halted the regulation nationwide while the lawsuits proceed:

“Children deserve the best possible care, and the courts’ decisions are one step closer to ensuring that science and common sense are upheld. The Biden administration’s attempt to hijack the medical field is the latest example of its unlawful overreach. The HHS rule will harm those suffering from gender dysphoria, especially children, and punish doctors who seek to provide them the best care. The administration is choosing ideology over science by coercing doctors to perform these dangerous, often sterilizing procedures to make people appear as the opposite sex. Medical professionals around the world and individuals who have undergone these experimental, body-altering procedures warn about their risks, and these courts show that this warning is being heard.”

In its ruling in State of Florida v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida wrote:

“HHS’s present view on ‘gender affirming care’ is far from shared by other medical authorities. And the science seems to be trending the other way.”

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys represent McComb Children’s Clinic in a companion case in Mississippi and Catholic Medical Association in Florida, challenging the unlawful change of Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act.

Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization committed to protecting religious freedom, free speech, parental rights, and the sanctity of life.

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