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Policy brief: Trump administration actions threaten access for LGBT patients

December 13, 2017

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults are likely to encounter increased discrimination as they try to access health care services after a series of actions initiated by the Trump administration that articulate a right to refuse services to others based on religious beliefs, according to a policy brief issued by The Fenway Institute.

The institute, an interdisciplinary center advocating for LGBT issues, cited what it deemed several concerning policy positions outlined by the White House in recent months, including a May executive order authorizing religious conservatives to refuse services based on religious beliefs, a July decision by President Donald Trump to reinstitute a ban on transgender adults serving in the U.S. military, and documents published this fall by HHS that delete previous language regarding health care disparities experienced by LGBT people.

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This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

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