California sued the Trump administration Friday, claiming it unlawfully discriminated against women in its decision to limit an Obama-era rulethat requires employers to provide for contraceptives in their health insurance plans.
The lawsuit filed in federal court in San Francisco says the new rules jeopardize the Affordable Care Act requirement that employers provide coverage of birth control for employees with no out-of-pocket costs, according to state Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra, who filed the lawsuit seeking to block the change.
The lawsuit also alleges the rule changes violate the 1st Amendment’s Establishment Clause because they allow employers to use religious beliefs as a right to discriminate against employees to deny them a federally entitled health benefit.
Becerra has filed more than two dozen legal actions challenging policy changes by President Trump since the Republican entered the White House in January.
Full story at LA Times.