Yeah, Governor Pants-Shitter really is an inexcusable piece of shit. This press release is nothing but a regurgitation of all the anti-trans lies and fear-mongering. Shame on him. Again.
Gov. Matt Bevin today joined a lawsuit against yet another Obama Administration regulatory overreach (SIC) that affects Kentucky’s taxpayers (SIC) and violates the medical judgment (SIC) and conscience rights (SIC) of doctors and health care professionals (SIC) across the country.(SIC) is short for motherfucking liar lying about fucking mothers. Again.
“The Obama Administration continues its attacks (SIC) on the constitutional rights (SIC) and religious freedoms (SIC) of Kentuckians,” said Gov. Bevin. “It is both appalling (SIC) and illegal (SIC) for the federal government to force (SIC) Kentucky taxpayers to foot the bill for sex-change operations (SIC). That is a ridiculous misuse (SIC) of power by the Obama administration. I intend to fight this type of liberal foolishness (SIC) at every turn and will stand firm (SIC) in protecting the rights (SIC) and values (SIC) of Kentuckians."Last month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services implemented a new rule “interpreting” the definition of “sex” (eeeeekkkk! scare quotes! Everybody run!) within the Affordable Care Act. As the Obama Administration has attempted to do in other instances, this new rule interprets “sex” as a state of mind, not a biological fact. (SIC) When it enacted the law, Congress used the term “sex” as a biological category. (SIC) The Obama Administration is now trying to redefine the law so that the term “sex” means ones’ “internal sense of gender which may be male, female, neither, or a combination of male and female.” But the President does not have the power to rewrite law. (SIC)The impact of this new rule on Kentucky and health care workers is significant. (SIC) Not only does the rule require taxpayers to fund all treatments designed to transition to a different sex, it also forces health care workers, including physicians, to provide controversial services. (SIC) Under the new rule, a physician who believes that certain treatments are not in a patient’s best medical interests may be in violation of federal law. And a physician who, for religious or conscientious reasons cannot perform a particular procedure, chooses to instead refer a patient to another health care provider may also be determined to be in violation of this new rule.Kentucky taxpayer dollars will not fund this lawsuit.(SIC)
From the Hill:
Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, called the lawsuit "a thinly veiled attack on transgender people.
"The ACA rule does not mandate what kind of care doctors can and cannot give," Keisling said. "It bans discrimination. It's there to make sure that transgender people can get the treatment we need without facing harassment - or worse. Over a dozen federal courts have confirmed that the term "sex" in federal non-discrimination laws, including the ACA, applies to gender identity."You'll be stunned to learn that the power behind this lawsuit is a bunch of freakazoids who think they're being eaten by lions if anyone dares to deny their babby-jeebus-given "right" to harass, humiliate, fire, attack and even kill LGBT people in the name of their precious "religious freedom."
Keisling said the regulation not only ensures transition-related care for transgender people, but prohibits medical providers from discriminating against transgender people seeking care for other health issues "from colds to cancer."
"This regulation does not undermine medical judgment," Keisling added. "It simply requires that medical decisions be made based on medicine, not prejudice."