LGBTQ+ Democrats React to Cruel Trump Administration Attack on Transgender Americans
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 13, 2020
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – In its typical Friday night news dump of heartless policy decisions, the Trump Administration announced a finalized HHS rule that is eliminating protections for Transgender Americans under the Affordable Care Act.
Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus President Stephen Gaskill issued the following statement on the rule change:
“During Pride Month and on Pulse Remembrance Day, while in the middle of a global pandemic, this is cruel and despicable even by the Trump Administration’s standards. They are deliberately weakening protections and attacking Transgender Americans in a disgusting attempt to shore up conservative Christian support for Trump’s faltering reelection campaign. The LGBTQ+ community will be working tirelessly to turn out equality voters and defeat hate in November.”
Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus Legislative Director Nathan Bruemmer reacted to the rule change:
“This administration’s attacks on the LGBTQ+ community, especially Transgender Americans, seems to have no end. Discrimination in healthcare is never acceptable. Congress must act. Our voices must be heard. Healthcare providers and insurance companies can do the right thing. And if not, they can be held accountable. We must all call out discrimination and hatred wherever we see it. And we must vote. So many lives are depending on it.”
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