clearn.png
Thursday December 2nd, 2021 8:07PM

Supreme Court won't hear case involving transgender rights

By The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is declining to wade into a case involving transgender rights and leaving in place a lower court decision against a Catholic hospital that wouldn't allow a transgender man to have a hysterectomy there.

The high court turned away the case Monday without comment, as is typical. Three conservative justices — Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, and Neil Gorsuch — said they would have heard the case.

Mercy San Juan Medical Center near Sacramento declined to allow the procedure to be performed at its facility saying it was an “elective sterilization” that violated the hospital’s ethical and religious obligations.

The patient, Evan Minton, got the surgery three days later at a different hospital. He sued under a California law that bars discrimination. A trial court agreed with the hospital that a three-day delay in the procedure did not involve a denial of “full and equal” access to health care under California law. An appeals court reversed that decision.

The high court's decision not to step in is the latest win recently for transgender rights groups at the court. In June, the justices declined to weigh in on a different case involving transgender rights. In that case, the justices rejected a Virginia school board’s appeal to reinstate its transgender bathroom ban. Transgender rights groups and a former high school student had fought in court for six years to overturn the ban.

In 2020, the high court ruled that a landmark civil rights law protects gay, lesbian and transgender people from discrimination in employment. The 6-3 decision was a resounding victory for LGBT rights from a conservative court. The court said a key provision of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 known as Title VII that bars job discrimination because of sex, among other reasons, encompasses bias against people because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP Online Headlines - Washington, AP Online Supreme Court News, AP Health, AP Business, AP Health - Women's health
© Copyright 2021 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Women of color growing force as mom influencers
The multibillion-dollar world of sleep training guides, toddler activity ideas, breastfeeding tips and all-things parenting has traditionally been overwhelmingly white
10:19AM ( 11 minutes ago )
Berlin police chief sorry for Holocaust memorial press-ups
Berlin’s police chief has apologized for an incident in which officers were pictured practicing press-ups on a part of the German capital’s memorial to the 6 million Jews killed in the Nazi Holocaust
10:10AM ( 20 minutes ago )
Supreme Court won't hear case involving transgender rights
The Supreme Court is declining to wade into a case involving transgender rights and leaving in place a lower court decision against a Catholic hospital that wouldn’t allow a transgender man to have a hysterectomy there
10:09AM ( 21 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Supreme Court rejects appeal over secretive court's work
The Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal over whether the public should have access to opinions of the secretive court that reviews bulk email collection, warrantless internet searches and other government surveillance programs
9:53AM ( 38 minutes ago )
Youngkin, McAuliffe in last-minute scramble to rally voters
Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin have raced to fire up their parties' base voters in opposite ends of Virginia
9:38AM ( 52 minutes ago )
Pentagon rattled by Chinese military push on multiple fronts
China’s growing military muscle and its drive to end U.S. predominance in the Asia-Pacific is rattling the U.S. defense establishment
7:38AM ( 2 hours ago )
AP Online Headlines - Washington
Supreme Court declines to block Maine vaccine mandate
The Supreme Court has rejected an emergency appeal from health care workers in Maine to block a vaccine mandate that went into effect Friday
12:11AM ( 2 days ago )
Oklahoma executes inmate who dies vomiting and convulsing
Oklahoma has executed a man who stabbed a prison cafeteria worker to death in 1998 in the state’s first lethal injection following a six-year moratorium
9:36PM ( 3 days ago )
Oklahoma resumes executions, kills inmate for 1998 slaying
Oklahoma has executed a man who stabbed a prison cafeteria worker to death in 1998 in the state’s first lethal injection following a six-year moratorium
8:56PM ( 3 days ago )
AP Online Supreme Court News
'Nothing else here': Why it's so hard for world to quit coal
Efforts to fight climate change are being held back in part because coal, the biggest single source of climate-changing gases, provides cheap electricity and supports millions of jobs
6:18AM ( 4 hours ago )
Shanghai Disneyland tests 33K, closes 2 days over 1 contact
Fireworks boomed as visitors at Shanghai Disneyland waited for COVID-19 test results, surrounded by health care workers dressed from head to toe in white protective suits
6:09AM ( 4 hours ago )
'Nothing else here:' Why it's so hard for world to quit coal
Efforts to fight climate change are being held back in part because coal, the biggest single source of climate-changing gases, provides cheap electricity and supports millions of jobs
4:47AM ( 5 hours ago )
AP Health
Fossil fuel divestment gains momentum in philanthropy
A movement to divest from fossil fuels is gaining momentum among foundations as activists push the $1 trillion sector to shift its money away from coal, oil and natural gas
9:55AM ( 35 minutes ago )
Barclays CEO steps down over Epstein report by UK regulators
The chief executive of British bank Barclays has stepped down following a report by United Kingdom regulators into his past links with the late financier and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein
9:32AM ( 59 minutes ago )
UK's Johnson warns of 'doomsday' as climate summit begins
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has opened a global climate summit, saying the world is strapped to a “doomsday device.”
9:29AM ( 1 hour ago )
AP Business
Texas abortion law shutting down court avenue for teens
The latest restrictions in Texas that essentially ban abortion past the six-week pregnancy mark have made it nearly impossible for teenagers to get an abortion without parental consent
12:50AM ( 2 weeks ago )
Texas women drive hours for abortions after new law
The nation's most restrictive abortion law is driving many women from Texas to seek services as far away as Oklahoma and Kansas
9:32AM ( 2 weeks ago )
'We have to be heard': Texas women travel to seek abortions
The nation's most restrictive abortion law is driving many women from Texas to seek services as far away as Oklahoma and Kansas
4:39PM ( 2 weeks ago )
AP Health - Women's health
Women of color growing force as mom influencers
The multibillion-dollar world of sleep training guides, toddler activity ideas, breastfeeding tips and all-things parenting has traditionally been overwhelmingly white
10:19AM ( 11 minutes ago )
Berlin police chief sorry for Holocaust memorial press-ups
Berlin’s police chief has apologized for an incident in which officers were pictured practicing press-ups on a part of the German capital’s memorial to the 6 million Jews killed in the Nazi Holocaust
10:10AM ( 21 minutes ago )
Putin: Russia must build up defenses in view of NATO moves
Russian President Vladimir Putin has emphasized the need to strengthen the country’s air defenses amid NATO’s military activities near Russia’s borders
10:06AM ( 25 minutes ago )
Southwest investigates pilot who used 'Brandon' phrase
Southwest Airlines says it's conducting an internal investigation after one of its pilots in greeting passengers used a phrase that's become a stand-in for insulting President Joe Biden
10:02AM ( 29 minutes ago )
Brazil's Bolsonaro cheered, jeered in Italian town for honor
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was both cheered and jeered as he arrived in a small northern Italian town to receive an honorary citizenship and to visit one of his ancestors’ homes
10:01AM ( 29 minutes ago )