University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "Family Equality, True Colors United, SAGE v. Azar, Department of Health and Human Services"
Date Mar 20, 2020
Author Democracy Forward
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Abstract Trump’s Department of Health and Human Services violated the law when it halted enforcement of existing anti-discrimination protections without providing the public any notice or an opportunity to comment. In November 2019, HHS proposed new rules to weaken the non-discrimination protections in a broad range of HHS-funded programs. Simultaneously, HHS announced that it would no longer enforce its current anti-discrimination protections that govern HHS grants. HHS violated the law by not providing the public any notice or an opportunity to comment on its refusal to uphold nondiscrimination rules; by relying on a mistaken legal analysis, and by failing to take into account the harms caused by nonenforcement.
This notice of non-enforcement invites federal grant recipients to deny services and discriminate against individuals –– putting already at-risk communities, such as homeless LGBTQ youth, older adults and foster children, in even greater danger of harm.
Source Democracy Forward

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case Family Equality v. Azar (PB-NY-0034)

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