What Supreme Court? Trump’s HHS pushes LGBT health rollback

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FILE – In this June 15, 2020, file photo the columns of the Supreme Court are seen with the Capitol at right, in Washington. Democrats flooded Twitter and email inboxes this week with praise for the watershed Supreme Court decision shielding gay, lesbian and transgender people from job discrimination. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is moving forward with a rule that rolls back health care protections for transgender people, even after a Supreme Court ruling this week that protects the LGBT community from sex discrimination on the job.

The rule from the Department of Health and Human Services was published Friday in the Federal Register with an effective date of Aug. 18.

That will set off a barrage of lawsuits from gay rights and women’s groups.

It also signals to religious and social conservatives in President Donald Trump’s political base that the administration remains committed to their causes as the president pursues his reelection.

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