Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules District Court Must Consider Giving Doctors Religious Exemption from Obama-Era Mandate Requiring Them to Perform Transgender Surgeries

A circuit court panel has ruled that a district court must consider giving faith-based hospitals and doctors an exemption from an Obama-era mandate requiring them to perform elective sex-change operations.

On Thursday, a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit weighed in on the case of Franciscan Alliance et al v. Xavier Becerra.

At issue was an Obama administration regulation under the Affordable Care Act that the Franciscan Alliance, Christian Medical and Dental Society, and the Specialty Physicians of Illinois sued to be exempted from due to their religious exemptions.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Gryboski