Trump Administration Continues to Legislate Discrimination Against Children Involved in the Child Welfare System

On November 19, 2019, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a proposed rule that eliminates existing nondiscrimination protections on the basis of sex, religion, sexual orientation, and gender identity. The administration also issued a Notice of Nonenforcement—meaning that prior to this proposed rule becoming final, the administration refuses to enforce the existing nondiscrimination rule. Not only is this discriminatory on its face, it jeopardizes the health and well-being of all children and youth who are involved with any program that receives funding from HHS, including those who are involved with the child welfare system.

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