CNA Staff, Aug 18, 2020 / 10:21 am
A federal judge has halted the Trump administration's rule protecting doctors' right to object to abortion and transgender surgery, just one day before it was to have taken effect.
U.S. District Court Judge Frederic Block issued a preliminary injunction Monday stopping the rule from being enforced until it receives a full court decision.
In issuing the injunction, Block pointed to the Supreme Court's decision in June which ruled that employers cannot fire workers because of their sexual orientation or self-determined gender identity.
Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote in the majority opinion for that decision that biological sex is one component of sexual orientation and gender identity, and these categories should therefore be included in sex-based discrimination rules.