Philadelphia passed a historic non-discrimination and equality health bill today in a sweeping 14-3 vote!
The transgender health provision would make Philly the largest city to remove trans health care coverage exclusions for city employees. It also institutes the first of its kind “transgender health tax credit” which would urge willing businesses to choose transgender inclusive health plans. (See all the details below!)
Transgender Law Center applauds Councilman James F. Kennedy for introducing the bill, and salutes our many heroes who advocated for this achievement including: Kathy Padilla, Michael Williams, Jordan Gwendolyn Davis, Chris Goy,Mark Segal, State Rep. Brian Sims, Joe Grace of the Chamber of Commerce, Harvey Hurdle of Sellers Dorsey, and Adrian Shanker of Equality PA. Also deserving our special thanks and appreciation is Jason Tescher, a previous employee of Transgender Law Center and current employee at the CA Department of Insurance, who testified as a matter expert.