Backers say the move was prompted by concerns for transgender people’s rights, a focus for some LGBT rights advocates after Illinois legalized same-sex marriage this year.
The guidance reminds insurers that both excluding and denying coverage based on a person’s gender identity are illegal.
However, some question the move. The Illinois Family Institute‘s Executive Director David Smith says it puts some religious business owners in a position that forces them to compromise their faiths.
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