Eighth Circuit Protects Physicians’ Religious Liberty Not To Perform “Gender Transition” Procedures

A federal court on Friday blocked a Biden administration mandate that would force religious hospitals and doctors to facilitate gender transitions against their sincerely held moral convictions.

The Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court’s decision to block enforcement of the rule on the grounds that “intrusion upon the Catholic Plaintiffs’ exercise of religion is sufficient to show irreparable harm,” the filing reads.

…Friday’s ruling, which originated in North Dakota, is one of a twin set of cases challenging the Biden mandate. The second, which originated in Texas, was decided in August by the Fifth Circuit court, which also permanently blocked the rule.

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Caroline Downey | “Federal Court Blocks Biden Mandate Forcing Religious Hospitals to Facilitate Gender Transitions” | December 9, 2022


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