Judge Trims Fla. Trans Workers' Suit Over Health Coverage

By Amanda Ottaway (December 3, 2020, 8:55 PM EST) -- A federal judge trimmed a bias suit Thursday brought by three transgender Florida employees who said they were unlawfully denied coverage for gender dysphoria treatment, allowing the Department of Corrections and others to exit because they don't control the Sunshine State's health care plan.

U.S. District Judge Mark E. Walker granted motions to dismiss from the University of Florida's Board of Trustees, a Tallahassee public defender and the state's corrections department. That leaves Florida's Department of Management Services and its leader, Secretary Jonathan R. Satter, as the only targets of the workers' Title VII and constitutional claims.

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