In a rule change announced on Friday (November 1), health programs receiving grants from HSS will no longer have to abide by nondiscrimination guidelines protecting LGBT+ people. The Trump administration changed the rule in the name of “religious freedom”.  The announcement from HHS said: “The proposed rule represents the Trump Administration’s strong commitment to the rule of law―the Constitution, federal statutes, and Supreme Court decisions.

“These require that the federal government not infringe on religious freedom in its operation of HHS grant programs.”

According to the National Center for Transgender Equality, the rule change will impact “all discretionary and non-discretionary grants across the Department.” read the entire article here

It said in a press release: “The rule will allow anti-transgender discrimination in HIV and STI prevention programs, opioid programs, youth homelessness services, health professional training, substance use recovery programs, and many other life-saving services addressing crises with a disparate impact on transgender people in the US.”