Federal judge rules for transgender librarian

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A state legislative librarian who has undergone sex-change operations must be compensated by the State of Alaska’s health insurance plan, a district court judge ruled today in Juneau.

U.S. District Court Judge H. Russel Holland said that a surgery such as vaginoplasty would be covered for some health care plan members, if medically necessary, so it must be covered for men who wish to surgically transform their bodies to appear like women.

The AlaskaCare plan currently does not cover transgender surgery.

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