Efforts in southern states to stop gay and transgender equality are increasingly having health care implications. This is why Legacy would be concerned if medical professionals are swept up into any so-called religious freedom legislation in Texas that discriminates against LGBT Texans. Legacy CEO Katy Caldwell outlines what to expect on this front in the 85th legislative session in this Houston Chronicle op-ed.

In addition, because six of Legacy Community Health’s 22 locations in the Houston area are in KIPP Academy schools, Legacy is vigilant about the mental health consequences of the political battle in the Lone Star State over bathroom use for transgender students.


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