Suit Against Dignity Health Calls Into Question Religions’ Place In Medical Care Decisions
A transgender man is suing San Francisco-based Dignity Health for refusing to pay for his transition-related care.
Transgender Man's Suit Is Latest Clash Over Catholic Ethics
Josef Robinson was born a woman; he started the process of becoming a man about two and a half years ago. He began hormone therapy and planned to undergo a bilateral mastectomy as well. But Robinson, a registered nurse at a Dignity Health facility in Arizona, got some surprising news: His San Francisco-based employer, which describes itself as being "rooted in the Catholic tradition," refused to cover any of his transition-related care under its employee health insurance plan. His policy excludes all coverage related to sex transformation surgery. (Plevin, 10/7)