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Aetna faces class action lawsuit alleging discrimination against LGBTQ couples


FILE – In this June 29, 2015, file photo, Supporters of the U.S. Supreme Courts ruling on same-sex marriage gather on the step of the Texas Capitol for a news conference celebrating marriage equality and looking to important work ahead in Austin, Texas. The Texas Supreme Court has reversed its previous ruling and will hear a Houston case that top conservatives hope will let the state limit the impact of 2015’s federal legalization of gay marriage. The state’s highest civil court announced Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, it was setting arguments for March in a lawsuit seeking to halt same-sex spousal benefits that America’s fourth-largest city offers municipal employees. Photo: AP Photo/Eric Gay, File Insurance giant Aetna is facing a class-action lawsuit that alleges the company discriminates against LGBTQ couples seeking fertility treatment.

The company requires couples to actively try to get pregnant for six to 12 months. Opposite sex couples can simply say they’ve been having sex and get immediate coverage. It’s not nearly that simple for queer couples.

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Same-sex couples are also required to prove they’ve been attempting to get pregnant, but […]

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