Dr. Laura Weaver urges Warren County commissioners to cover sex change surgeries for employees and their dependents.
Challenge of Warren County’s sex change surgery policy continues
Dec 13, 2016
A transsexual dentist today urged the Warren County commissioners to rethink their refusal to cover sex-change operations for their employees.
Dr. Laura Weaver and commissioners Dave Young and Tom Grossmann discussed the county policy and issues related to transgender people in society on Tuesday.
Weaver, a member of the board for Crossport, a regional nonprofit advocacy group, followed a transgender county resident who appealed last month to the commissioners to cover the surgeries.
“They consider these operations voluntary, non-essential. They are not,” Weaver said before the discussion at the end of Tuesday’s regular board of commissioners meeting. “In fact they are essential because they are lifesaving.”
With Commissioner Pat South absent, Young and Grossmann thanked Weaver for her presentation, but left no indication they would change the policy declining coverage of the surgery for employees and their dependents.