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Minnesota judge lifts coverage ban for transgender surgeries

 


Lifting a decadelong ban by the state, a district court judge ruled this week that transgender people on medical assistance have the right to gender transition surgeries.

Monday’s decision by Ramsey County Judge William Leary will now allow 64-year-old Evan Thomas, who sued the Department of Human Services, to proceed with surgery that state law had previously denied him.

Thomas’ victory was the first legal challenge of the law, which the judge said was unconstitutional.

http://www.startribune.com/minnesota-judge-lifts-coverage-ban-for-transgender-surgeries/401592585/

 

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