Skip to comments.In 2011, Sandra Fluke argued for sex-change-operation insurance mandate (Speaking tonight)
Posted on 09/05/2012 6:15:29 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
In an academic article published last year, contraception advocate Sandra Fluke made the case that private health insurers should be required to pay for sex change operations.
Fluke has become a vocal surrogate of the Democratic Party and is scheduled to address the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday night. On Tuesday afternoon she appeared at a Planned Parenthood Yes We Plan rally outside the convention venue, where condoms in anti-Republican packaging were distributed.
She thrust herself into the media spotlight in February when she told the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee that many of her Georgetown Law School classmates were without birth control pills because the universitys insurance plan was not forced to cover it.
Fluke and co-editor Karen Hu advocated remaking U.S. law to remove what they called a gender bias at the root of denying coverage for transgender medical needs, describing it as a prime example of direct discrimination.
Transgender persons wishing to undergo the gender reassignment process frequently face heterosexist employer health insurance policies that label [gender-reassignment] surgery as cosmetic, or medically unnecessary and therefore uncovered, Fluke and Hu wrote for the Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law.
The review article was titled Employment Discrimination Against LGBTQ Persons and appeared in print in 2011.
By some estimates, sex change operations can cost between $15,000 and $20,000; the cost for some procedures can be as high as $50,000. Fluke and other advocates want insurers to cover all such operations. In general, assuming the costs of new coverage mandates tends to raise rates for all enrollees in a given health-care plan.
There is precedent for requiring insurers to cover these procedures. In Wisconsin, transgender prison inmates sued in federal court and won under the Eighth Amendment to overturn a law that barred public funding of sex changes. The Supreme Court declined to hear the case in March, allowing the decision to stand.
In San Francisco and Berkeley, Calif., municipal workers can undergo free sex changes at taxpayer expense.
In Alberta, Canada, government compensation for a sex-change surgery is now required by law. Australias national health service also covers costs for such surgery.
While many state legislatures may not be likely to follow suit, Fluke and Hu wrote that they hope left-leaning courts will expand the meaning of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include Americans who do not self-identify with what they call traditional gender identity or gender norms. The Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
Fluke was also thanked and acknowledged in the 2003 book, Gender, Justice, and Law: From Asylum to Zygote-Issues and Resources for Judicial, Legal, and Continuing Legal Education. The book was published by the National Judicial Education Program, a project of the National Organization for Womens Legal Defense and Education Fund, where Fluke was employed.
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I am sure Fluke has had more than a few thrusts.
She’s about to put the “Harlot” in “Charlotte”.
Just another part of the DNC clown show.
Sandra Fluke as a speaker would be the equivalent of McCain picking up on the news momentum of Joe the Plumber and giving him a speakers spot in 2008 at the RNC which didnt happen. These Dems are desperate.
She sure is a sick person! Geees the Democrat part is made up of sick individuals from the top down. A Botoxed leader in the house a mayo haired person and a soft spoken liar in the senate to the liar in chief in the white hut! All them spew pure lies and for some reason they believe what they say and there are too many kool-aid drinkers who believe what they are spewing is true.
She is a perfect Obama tool
Well that explains why Sandra looks like a dude.
Wow... both an intellectual trainwreck and a footnote on the ash heap of history.
anyone notice she looks just like Monica Lewinsky and is up speaking right before clinton...OH>>the Irony!!
Fluke: no hooters, that was always BJ's attraction.
Other tweets say the hall hasn't been letting anyone inside since about 6;30.
All strange news of course ~ but I watched videos of the 1968 Demo convention and this stuff happened.
Sandre Fluke: Keep the Gov’t out of my vagina, unless they are stuffing $$CASH$$ up there!
Not being familar with the lesbo community, I don’t know one woman would wants the government funding penis removal from boys and men. That femmenazi does not represent women.