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Supreme Court decisions highlight political challenges facing GOP

Sunday, June 28, 2015
Jeb Bush
For the second time in two days, the Supreme Court struck at the heart of the Republican Party platform. Yet the response to Friday's same-sex marriage ruling was mild in comparison with the outrage that followed the court's decision Thursday ...

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Health insurance ad campaign targeting same-sex couples debuts in Illinois

Saturday, January 10, 2015
The Illinois health insurance marketplace has developed a new ad campaign aimed at encouraging members of the LGBT community to get insured under the Affordable Care Act. ...

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Complaint accuses Fla. insurers of discrimination against HIV patients

Thursday, May 29, 2014
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Two health organizations filed a complaint with federal officials Thursday, alleging that some Florida insurance companies are violating the Affordable Care Act by structuring their drug policies in a way that discourages consumers with HIV and ...

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Lawmaker behind Tenn. ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill compares Obamacare to Holocaust

Monday, May 5, 2014
Stacey Campfield
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- An anti-gay Tennessee state lawmaker who has spent much of his legislative career sponsoring anti-LGBT bills, has likened the insurance requirement under President Barack Obama's health care law to the forced deportation of Jews during the Holocaust. ...

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Lambda Legal sues doctor, clinic for denying care to transgender woman

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Naya Taylor
URBANA, Ill. -- Lambda Legal on Tuesday filed a lawsuit claiming that an Illinois health care services group denied medical care to a transgender woman after she requested hormone replacement therapy. ...

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Ohio couple dismisses challenge to gay marriage ban over healthcare coverage

Friday, March 28, 2014
Friday is Transgender Day of Remembrance.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — A married, same-sex couple in Ohio who had trouble getting family coverage under the federal health care law has dismissed their lawsuit seeking to overturn the state’s gay marriage ban. ...

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Same-sex couples finding uneven access to health insurance

Thursday, March 27, 2014
Matt Rourke, APCarl Bechdel, left, and his husband Dan Miller, at their home in Harrisburg, Pa. It took two months of near daily phone calls and emails to an insurer for Bechdel and Miller to get family coverage under the federal health law. The couple was initially told their application was not processed because Pennsylvania doesn't recognize their marriage.
For same-sex couples, access to family insurance plans under Affordable Care Act is not guaranteed this year, and their options run the gamut, mirroring in part the patchwork of state laws governing same-sex marriage that have changed rapidly in recent ...

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OPM to extend health coverage to gay federal employees’ children

Saturday, July 21, 2012
Gay federal employees will be able to cover the children of their same-sex partners under the federal health insurance plan once a proposed rule published Friday by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management is enacted. ...

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