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A gay couple couldn’t access IVF benefits. They’re suing New York City.

Published by The Washington Post. Read the full article.

The first-of-its-kind class-action lawsuit alleges that the city’s denial of IVF benefits constitutes discrimination against gay men.

New York City is denying in vitro fertilization benefits to thousands of gay male employees of the city and their partners, a class-action lawsuit filed by a same-sex married couple alleged Thursday.

Brooklyn-based couple Nicholas Maggipinto, 38, and Corey Briskin, 35, claim the city is discriminating against male same-sex couples and violating federal, state and local laws by denying them IVF insurance benefits that other city employees are able to access.

“We were disheartened to say the least when we were told that we aren’t eligible for the IVF benefit because of the way the policy is phrased,” Briskin told The Washington Post. “We are entitled to equal treatment under the law.”

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