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Vasquez v. Iowa Department of Human Services

This case challenges Iowa’s law denying Medicaid coverage for gender confirmation surgeries. The law violates the Iowa Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause, the Iowa Civil Rights Act’s prohibition on gender identity and sex discrimination and the Iowa Administrative Procedure Act.

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  • Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom
  • Forge, Inc.
  • GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD)
  • Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc.
  • National Center for Transgender Equality
  • National LGBTQ+ Bar Association
  • National LGBTQ Task Force
  • National Women’s Law Center
  • Southern Arizona Gender Alliance
  • Trans People of Color Coalition
  • Trans Youth Equality Foundation
  • Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund
  • Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico

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