Gov. Polis Statement on Trump Administration Rollback of Civil Rights Protections in Health Care

Friday, June 12, 2020

DENVER - Governor Jared Polis released the following statement after the Trump administration rolled back civil rights protections for transgender Americans in health care today. 


“My administration is committed to building a Colorado for All where everyone can be proud of who they are, and no one faces discrimination for who they love or how they identify. We are in the midst of a global pandemic and this dangerous move could discourage Americans from seeking access to quality medical care or a COVID-19 test, which could increase the transmission of the virus or endanger the health of others. In Colorado, we are going to remain vigilant to safeguard the rights and protections we have fought so hard to gain. While the Trump administration wants to take our country backward and discriminate against transgender individuals for health care, Colorado law continues to protect Coloradans from such discrimination.”


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