Becket, a legal group which is representing a coalition of doctors and religious groups opposed to the transgender mandate, said on Monday that the HHS announcement will “punish” doctors and hospitals opposed to the mandate.
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Eric Baxter, vice president and senior counsel at Becket, said that the Christian group “takes good students and makes them better by strengthening their resolve to remain true to their moral compass in the cutthroat business world.”
Becket argued that the prior ruling conflicts with the court’s previous decisions on religious freedom, as well as those of other federal courts and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Plaintiffs’ attorneys, including those from the Alliance Defending Freedom religious freedom legal group, welcomed the decision.
Eric Rassbach, vice president and senior counsel at Becket, the law firm providing counsel in both cases, said that he is “confident” that the schools will win at the Supreme Court.
New regulations from the Department of Health and Human Services regarding gender transition procedures could affect as many as 900,000 doctors in the U.S.
The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which filed the lawsuit on behalf of Little Sisters of the Poor, called the ruling an ‘important win.’
Armando Valladares, a former prisoner of conscience in Cuban prisons, received the 2016 Canterbury Medal bestowed by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty on May 12.
The courageous Christian who helped hundreds of slaves escape on the Underground Railroad will be the new face of $20 bill.
‘We hope the Supreme Court will hear our case and ensure that people from diverse faiths can freely follow God’s calling in their lives,’ said Sister Loraine Marie Maguire, mother provincial, July 23.