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Lambda Legal sues state of Oregon to defend health care rights of transgender man

M. Drew Levasseur – Transgender rights attorney working on the suit

This morning Lambda Legal filed suit against the state of Oregon on behalf of transgender employee Alec Esquivel, who was denied a hysterectomy that was deemed medically necessary by his doctor.

“Alec Esquivel was denied coverage for a medically necessary procedure specifically because he is transgender. This type of discrimination is unlawful and risks the health of hardworking, […]