**PROFANITY WARNING** Transgender Protest Crashes Insurance Board Meeting

February 8, 2017

[Madison, Wis…] Unhappy with the Group Insurance Board’s recent decision to stop covering hormone therapy and gender reassignment surgeries for state employees, one protester thought the board’s meeting this morning was the right time to launch a profanity-riddled protest.

The GIB’s decision to cease the coverage came after a federal judge ruled that states are not required to cover those treatments under federal law. By ceasing the coverage, the state returned to a policy it had maintained since July 2016.