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.
As is customary, the high court dismissed Monday’s case without comment. 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.
Evan Minton was the patient who received surgery at another hospital three days later. Under a California law, Minton sued for 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. The justices refused to hear a case that involved transgender rights in June. In that case, the justices rejected a Virginia school board’s appeal to reinstate its transgender bathroom ban. A former student at high school and transgender rights groups had been fighting in court six years for the repeal of this ban.
The following 2020 predictions are made high court ruled that a landmark civil rights law protects gay, lesbian and transgender people from discrimination in employment.This conservative court’s 6-3 verdict was a huge victory for LGBT rights. According to the court, Title VII, a crucial provision of Civil Rights Act 1964 that prohibits discrimination based on sex in employment, bars such discrimination, and other reasons. It also includes biases against individuals based on their sexual orientations or gender identities.