Religion Clause: Catholic Hospital’s Refusal To Allow Gender Dysphoria Procedure Violates ACA Discrimination Ban

Catholic Hospital’s Refusal To Allow Gender Dysphoria Procedure Violates ACA Discrimination Ban In Hammons v. University of Maryland Medical System Corporation, (D MD, July 28, 2021), a transgender man challenged the refusal by University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center to allow his physician to perform a hysterectomy as part of his treatment for gender dysphoria. The hospital, while a subsidiary of the University of Maryland state system, adheres to Catholic religious doctrine. The court dismissed plaintiff’s Establishment Clause and Equal Protection Clause claims on 11th Amendment state sovereign immunity grounds. However the court concluded that plaintiff had stated an adequate claim of sex discrimination that is prohibited by §1557 of the Affordable Care Act.

Religion Clause: Catholic Hospital’s Refusal To Allow Gender Dysphoria Procedure Violates ACA Discrimination Ban

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