A federal judge in Texas ruled against the Biden administration’s extension of the Affordable Care Act’s discrimination provisions to include gay and trans-identified people.
U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk filed a 26-page decision on Friday, finding that the Supreme Court’s 2020 decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, which bars workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and “gender identity,” does not apply to the 2010 health care law.
“Title IX’s ordinary public meaning remains intact until changed by Congress, or perhaps the Supreme Court,” said Kacsmaryk.
The ruling by Kacsmaryk came in a class action lawsuit by two doctors represented by the America First Legal Foundation, alleging HHS misinterpreted Bostock. They sued after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said in May 2021 it would