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State ordered to cover transgender surgery

Sep 22, 2018 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Wisconsin)

A federal judge has ordered the state and its insurers to cover transgender employees' transition surgeries.

U.S. District Judge William Conley concluded that there was no legally valid reason to exclude medically necessary care for the workers and called some of the state's arguments "unhinged from reality."

The plaintiffs, a University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate student, Alina Boyden, and Shannon Andrews, a researcher at UW School of Medicine, sued in the spring of 2017 after th...