Today, the Pritzker administration announced it had released legal guidance that affirms Illinois nondiscrimination protections on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
The below statement can be attributed to John Knight, LGBTQ & HIV Advocacy Director, ACLU of Illinois:
“We congratulate Governor Pritzker and his Administration for reinforcing their commitment to assuring that all Illinois residents have access to the health care they need, including LGBTQ residents. The specific inclusion of gender-affirming surgery for those insured through Illinois’ Medicaid program is especially welcome.
As the Trump Administration continues in its efforts to deny health care and basic dignity to people who are transgender, Illinois is embracing and respecting the dignity of all Illinoisans. No one should be turned away by health care providers or denied the care they need because they are LGBTQ.”