Bloomberg Law
Oct. 12, 2022, 3:30 PM

N.Y., California Join North Carolina Transgender Insurance Fight

Mary Anne Pazanowski
Mary Anne Pazanowski
Legal Reporter

New York, California, the District of Columbia, and 15 other states are calling on the Fourth Circuit to preserve a ruling that allows North Carolina’s transgender employees to obtain insurance payment for gender-conforming care.

The states filed a friend of the court brief opposing North Carolina officials’ appeal of a lower court order that requires them to remove a blanket exclusion on such care from the state teachers’ employee health plan.

The brief reflects the states’ “core commitment to protecting the equality of all people, regardless of their gender identity, and ensuring that people with gender dysphoria are not denied ...

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