Obama administration: Insurers must provide services regardless of gender identity

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The Obama administration unveiled two broad initiatives Friday aimed at combating discrimination against transgender Americans in schools and health-care coverage, affirming the president’s goal of elevating transgender protections to one of the central civil rights issues of his presidency.

The moves, both of which had been in the works for years, prompted an immediate backlash from conservatives who disparaged the measures as government overreach. White House officials countered that they reflected one of the administration’s core principles: protecting those targeted for discrimination because of their identity.

White House press secretary Josh Earnest said the actions “illustrate how consistent and forceful this administration has been about fighting against the idea that people could be discriminated against because of who they are.”

More here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obama-administration-insurers-must-provide-services-regardless-of-gender-identity/2016/05/13/a223f7ec-1913-11e6-924d-838753295f9a_story.html

 

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"The moves ... prompted an immediate backlash from conservatives who disparaged the measures as government overreach."  --washingtonpost.com

Yeah...these people come from the same stock that would still be denying black people equal rights had it not been for the government.  But surprisingly, some of them seem to think the two situations are completely different, and are greatly offended when we have the nerve to point out the parallel to them.

Somehow, we need to learn that what's right for one American, does not mean it right for all Americans....<_<

Yeah.  Right.

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Insurance companies will use ANYTHING to get off the hook.  Don't even get me STARTED on them.  *rages*  And another rage, that contagious germ does not CARE if the host body it infects is trans or cis, it's going to infect and make more of itself to infect others and teh whole thing could be stopped by medical care.  Gyah. 

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Obama impeachment over bathroom directive

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A group of Republican Oklahoma lawmakers introduced a resolution Thursday urging the state’s congressional delegation to start an effort to impeach President Obama over the White House’s directive to allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their gender identity.

 
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