- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 9, 2013

California lawmakers have submitted legislation that would require group insurance to cover gay and lesbian infertility treatments just as they do heterosexual. The problem is, the law would apply to anyone, regardless of gender.

The bill doesn’t require a homosexual couple to go through any types of treatment or methods, such as heterosexual sex, surrogacy, artificial insemination, etc. Rather, the mere inability to conceive a pregnancy or carry a pregnancy while having active sexual relations is sufficient to show a need for treatment.

“Coverage for the treatment of infertility shall be offered and provided without discrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, domestic partner status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation,” the bill, introduced in by

Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, reads.

If the proposal becomes law, theoretically every gay and lesbian couple in the state could be deemed infertile for purposes of insurance coverage.

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