MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — The City of Miami Beach will be the first municipality in Florida to offer transgender benefits to city employees.
“It’s important for us not to be pro-LGBT by word, but more importantly by action,” said Mayor Philip Levine after the Commission’s decision. “We want to make [Miami Beach] the most progressive, pragmatic in America. These types of initiatives are part of that vision and our mandate.”
The benefits will include gender-reassignment surgery and hormone treatments, reports WLRN-TV.
A consultant to the city noted that the procedures were not any more expensive than pregnancy care, heart surgery, or other kinds of necessary health expenses.