Speaker Nancy Pelosi has hit out at the Trump administration’s newly-announced ‘freedom to discriminate’ rules for healthcare workers. The Department of Health and Human Services issued the new rules, extending rights for religious objection against an alleged “culture of hostility to conscience concerns in health care.” It allows healthcare providers to decline certain groups of people if their religious beliefs dictate them to. n a statement, Pelosi repeated concerns from equal rights groups, who fear the provision is tantamount to an approval of the anti-LGBT discrimination in the healthcare sphere. She called these rules bigoted and discriminatory, affecting and targeting LGBT community, calling it a homophobic ignorance. “House Democrats fully, flatly reject these attacks on LGBTQ Americans and on the rights of all Americans to get the health care they need and will fight these hateful actions,” she noted.