Greg Abbott speaking at FreePac, hosted by FreedomWorks, in Phoenix, Arizona (Gage Skidmore/Flickr).
Chalk up another one for the persecution files. Texas and four other states are filing lawsuits, and crying the extra-large tears of religious persecution at the thought of providing proper healthcare to transgender persons. Oh gods, we can’t be discriminating ‘phobes!? Whatever shall we do, I know, sue!
Texas and four other states sued the Obama administration on Tuesday over extending its healthcare nondiscrimination law to transgender individuals, saying the move “represents a radical invasion of the federal bureaucracy into a doctor’s medical judgment.”
Texas, along with Wisconsin, Nebraska, Kentucky and Kansas sued on behalf three medical organizations, two of which are affiliated with Christian groups.
They argue the medical groups would be forced to violate their religious beliefs “and perform harmful medical transition procedures or else suffer massive financial liability,” according to the lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, named as a defendant in the suit, was not immediately available for comment.
On Sunday, a judge for the same district blocked an Obama administration policy that public schools should allow transgender students to use the bathrooms of their choice, granting a nationwide injunction sought by 13 states, led by Texas.
I am seriously starting to think that it would be just fine to set Texas aside, get federal aide to get all the decent people out, herd all the fanatical asses in, then cut them off. There, there’s your kingdom, go figure it out and eat each other alive. Bye.
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