BREAKING: A HUGE Victory for Our Families!
By Chris Sgro on 01/29/2014 @ 12:12 PM
We did it!
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina has reversed course and will now offer family coverage to same-sex couples under the Affordable Care Act.
During last week's Equality NC Twitter Town Hall, many organizations, agencies and individuals shared personal stories, helpful resources, and important action steps that shed light on the denials and cancellations of family policies for married, same-sex couples all across the state, and led directly to key national exposure and the state-level changes we're seeing today.
We are thrilled that Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina has taken this important step to protect all North Carolina families, including vulnerable same-sex couples seeking equal access to health care in the new marketplace.
This victory is the direct result not only of the work of so many organizations like Equality NC who seek to provide basic protections for LGBT North Carolinians, but also LGBT victims of discriminatory policies like our friends Thomas and Chad, who were willing and able to come forward and fight for basic protections in the state they call home.
We owe this win to them, and pledge today to redouble our efforts to fight for much-needed LGBT workplace protections in communities all across the state so that their visibility and voices can lead to even more victories here at home.