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Sex Reassignment Is Latest Company Benefit in Equality Push

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by NigelM, Sep 22, 2015.

  1. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    Northern Virginia
    Tesla makes it into the news in all sorts of ways these days.....

  2. BoerumHill

    BoerumHill not great not terrible

    Apr 23, 2015
    New York, NY

    This came up in conversation on the way to a birthday party a few weekends ago. The young lady coming of age had chosen to develop a website for teenage bullying awareness (funded by the Trevor Project) for her Bat Mitzvah project. We started looking at the website as we left the Shul - the banquet hall seemed to be a continent away, though really it was just the breadth of Brooklyn - and came across that acronym. Turns out LGBT is now referred to as LGBT +, and if you're wondering what is covered by PLUS, well, it's that TQQIAAP2S part. We spent a good portion of the half hour ride trying to identify all 13 letters of the acronym.

    OK, go!

  3. lagann

    lagann Member

    Jul 1, 2014
    Boston, MA
    A lot of companies are doing this now to try to look good. Guess what, though, a proposed rule is being pushed through and is open to comment till November that will require nondiscrimination in health insurance. This includes gender equality, so women can't have higher premiums anymore, as well as gender identity. This means they can no longer deny coverage for any transgender care. The rule is pretty much known that it's going to go through, so all of these places are trying to make it look like they're some amazing place that supports LGBT and such, when in fact they waited till it was imminent that they were going to be forced to do it.

    Link to the proposed rule: Fact Sheet: Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities Proposed Rule
    Huffington post summary: New Rules Bar Transgender Discrimination In Health Care

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