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A federal judge overturned a 2016 Obama era policy that protected transgenders against healthcare providers who used religious freedom to deny treatment.

Judge Reed O'Connor in the Northern District of Texas overturned the 2016 ObamaCare protections for transgenders on Tuesday.

The Obama era policy prevented insurers and providers who receive federal funds from denying patients on the basis of sex, gender identity or termination of pregnancy.

The policy required doctors and hospitals to provide "medically necessary" services to transgender individuals as long as those services were the same ones provided to other patients.

President Obama's Department of Health and Human Services defended a challenge by a group of Christian providers as well as five conservative states.

But President Trump's administration dropped the defense in 2017 after Trump took office.

LGBT advocates complain that overturning the policy will allow doctors and hospitals to deny treatment to transgenders.

Barack Obama

Former President Barack Obama jetted off to the French Polynesia for a month -- without his long-suffering wife, Michelle Obama.

Still meddling in U.S. politics, Obama flew to Hawaii on Tuesday where, hours later, a federal judge temporarily blocked President Trump's second executive order travel ban. Supposedly Obama was in his native Hawaii to play a round of golf.

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doctor deported

There's an old saying that goes, 'The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry'. TSA and Homeland Security's plans to embarrass and humiliate the president of the United States have gone awry.

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A federal judge in Kentucky ordered Rowan County clerk Kim Davis released from jail today. The same judge jailed Davis last week for refusing to issue gay marriages because doing so would conflict with her religious beliefs.

The news comes as GOP presidential hopefuls Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz were scheduled to visit Davis in jail today during campaign stops in Kentucky.

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Clarence Roby Judge Karen Wells Lisa Crinel

A promiscuous New Orleans attorney is accused of cheating on his wife, who happens to be a federal judge, with one of his clients.

Federal prosecutors are struggling to untangle the messy love triangle involving U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen Wells Roby, her husband, attorney Clarence Roby and his client, businesswoman Lisa Crinel.

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President Obama amnesty

President Obama's illegal alien amnesty program has been halted in its tracks by a federal judge in Texas. Obama's controversial amnesty program to provide foreign criminals and terrorists with driver's licenses and social security numbers was set to take effect on Wednesday, Feb. 18. But on Tuesday, Judge Andrew Hanen issued a temporary injunction barring the Dept. of Homeland Security from enforcing President Obama's executive order.

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Apollo Nida

Local attorney and reality TV star Phaedra Parks' husband Apollo Nida is set to be sentenced today by one of Georgia's harshest federal judges.

A source in the legal community tells Sandrarose.com exclusively that Nida will be sentenced to serve "a lot of time" in prison for his white collar crimes.

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Former Miss Kentucky comes out

Djuan Trent, pictured right, came out of the closet in a blog post in response to her state's decision to not recognize out-of-state gay marriages.

"I am queer," wrote Trent, who was crowned Miss Kentucky in 2011.

"For a while, I struggled with the decision of whether or not it was necessary to 'come out,'" the 27-year-old natural beauty wrote in a post on her blog. "...I have realized that there is really no way for people to know that I disagree with their views or, even moreso, to know that they are talking about me, unless I actually open my mouth and say it. I am queer."

According to Yahoo news, Trent is the first publicly known lesbian contestant to have competed at a national level.

A federal judge ruled Kentucky's ban on recognizing same-sex marriages from other states was unconstitutional.

Gov. Steven L. Beshear of Kentucky said the state would hire outside lawyers to defend the state's same-sex marriage ban.

But Kentucky's Attorney General Jack Conway said he would not appeal the judge's ruling because "I would be defending discrimination. That I will not do."

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