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Federal Court Rules Gov't Must Cover Surgeries for Transgender State Employees


In a ruling filed Tuesday, a federal judge in Wisconsin ordered that the state and its insurers must cover transition procedures for transgender state employees.

U.S. District Court Judge William Conley found that there was no legal basis for a specific exclusion in the Uniform Benefits adopted by the state's Group Insurance Board that rules out coverage for "procedures, services and supplies related to surgery and sex hormones associated with gender reassignment."

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