Obama Appointed Judge Says Taxpayers Must Pay for Gender-Change Surgeries

Obama Appointed Judge Says Taxpayers Must Pay for Gender-Change Surgeries

Obama’s Judge Says Taxpayers Are REQUIRED To Pay For This

(TheRedWire.com) – Over the last several years, courts have been grappling with transgender rights. From high school locker rooms to sports, controversy has followed as some push the limits of societal norms. On Friday, June 3, a federal judge in Georgia ruled that the Houston County Sheriff’s Office discriminated against an employee seeking a sex change. The employee demanded that the county pays for the gender reassignment surgery.

In 2020, the worker, who goes by Anna Lange, informed her boss, Sheriff Cullen Talton, that she would begin living as a woman. As a condition of her employment, Lange demanded that her employer-provided health insurance policy pays for the surgery. When the county denied the trans person’s request, Lange sued for discrimination in 2020.

On Friday, Federal District Judge Marc T. Treadwell, an Obama appointee, ruled that the county discriminated against Lange as the county’s only openly transgender worker. He said that the policy covered a mastectomy for medically necessary purposes and that gender dysphoria ought to be treated equally. The judge further stated that he relied on the Supreme Court’s ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County to support his view that Houston County violated Langes’ rights under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

The procedure could cost the health insurance carrier as much as $186,000 or more. Sheriff Talton is likely to appeal, so this story could still progress.

Stay tuned.

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