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Lambda Legal and 75 Orgs Urge HHS Not to Grant SC License to Discriminate

Faith and Religion National
South Carolina had requested the waiver on behalf of Miracle Hill Ministries, one of the state’s largest foster agencies that explicitly rejects non-Protestant and LGBT potential foster and adoptive families and people seeking to mentor children in its care. ...
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Over 35 Health Associations, Providers Urge Trump Admin to Stop Federal Anti-Trans Discrimination

White House
Health National
Over 35 national health care associations and providers have sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, and U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos urging them to drop reported plans to narrowly define sex as an immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth.  ...
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Planned Parenthood Sues Administration to Protect Access to Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program

Health
Planned Parenthood filed suit against the Department of Health and Human Services challenging the administration’s efforts to impose their abstinence-only-until-marriage agenda on the 1.2 million young people who are set to benefit from the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program. ...
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What It Means: Trump Administration Introduces Title X Gag Rule Proposal

Health
This week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) introduced a gag rule that would undermine the nation’s program for affordable birth control and reproductive health care, radically restrict health care providers, and impact millions of people across the country. ...
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Court Halts Administration’s Cuts to the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program

Health
A federal court in Spokane, Wash., ruled this week in favor of the health and well-being of American teens, parents, and families - stating that the Trump-Pence administration’s early termination of Planned Parenthood’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (TPPP) grants is unlawful. ...
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Publix Grocery Chain Denies HIV Prevention Pill to Employees

Health
Publix, a privately-traded company, scored a zero on the Human Rights Campaign’s analysis of workplace fairness and has been accused of multiple instances of anti-LGBT discrimination. ...
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Trump Administration to Play God with New ‘Conscious and Religious Freedom’ Stunt

Politics Health
Aptly dubbed “Conscience and Religious Freedom,” this new division is more divisive than many of us even have the ability to comprehend. ...
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Sens. Call for DOJ, HHS to Reverse Course and Continue to Prioritize LGBTQ Youth in Key Programs

Politics
U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Patty Murray (D-WA), joined by 18 of their colleagues, wrote letters to the DOJ and HHS urging the departments to ensure that key programs designed to serve homeless youth and children who are the victims of sexual exploitation and trafficking, continue to focus on the needs of LGBTQ youth. ...
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Help Offered: It’s Time to Put Health Back on the Table

Health
Make 2017 the healthiest year ever for you and your family. Break that procrastination habit, and use your new health insurance to help make the positive changes you’ve been longing to make. ...
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LGBT Advocates Issue Revised Guidelines for Hospitals Treating Transgender Patients

Health
An update has been released to the 2013 publication that provided guidance to hospitals seeking to improve health care for transgender patients. ...
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