Member-delegates of the 2.1 million-member Service Employees International Union (SEIU) passed a resolution at their 2012 national conference in Denver yesterday to include transgender-inclusive health-care, according to the HRC. The resolution states that SEIU local groups and members will bargain for transgender-inclusive heath-care coverage as part of their contract negotiations with businesses and employers.
“This is a tremendous step forward in the fight for workplace equality for LGBT people,” said HRC President Joe Solmonese. “Our friends at SEIU recognize that all workers should be treated equitably, and that includes being free from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. We are incredibly grateful to Mary Kay Henry and the SEIU member-delegates for continuing to be champions of justice and equality.”