Mother sues employer for denying coverage of son’s transgender surgery

A Washington state woman filed a lawsuit Thursday against the Catholic health organization she works for, saying it discriminated against her by refusing to pay for her child’s chest reconstruction surgery as the child transitions to be a boy.

The American Civil Liberties Union is representing Cheryl Enstad and her teenage son Pax, who allege PeaceHealth violated both Obamacare and state law in refusing to cover the treatment.

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