You've got to be joking. But they're not. The ACLU has backed two University of Wisconsin employees to sue the school for not covering their gender reassignment surgeries.
The plaintiffs are both men who want to be women. One of them, called Shannon Andrews, paid for his surgery himself, but when he requested reimbursement from the school's insurance, he was denied. This sparked the outrage and apparent hurt feelings.
“Many people can relate to paying into an insurance plan only to be told that the treatment they need is not covered,” Andrews said in a statement, shares The Blaze. “But when the reason you are denied coverage is because of who you are, it is even more painful. And it’s clearly discrimination.”
The lawsuit's claim, helped by the ACLU, is ludicrous, accusing the state of singling out transgenders with their policies.
“As a result of (state policies), plaintiffs’ health insurance plans single out transgender employees for unequal treatment by categorically depriving them of all medical care for gender dysphoria, a serious medical condition codified in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and International Classification of Diseases,” the lawsuit read.
Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s spokesman, Tom Evenson, said they would not be paying for sex change surgery. “We believe the policy adopted by the (state) is a reasonable measure that protects taxpayers from funding sex changes for state employees and complies with both state and federal law,” he said in a statement.
Conservative blogger Matt Walsh posted the article to his Facebook page, and a commenter gave the best response, illuminating the absurdity of what's going on in our culture.
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