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A gay couple is suing NYC for IVF benefits. It could expand coverage for workers nationwide

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A gay couple is suing New York City for denying them in vitro fertilization benefits, claiming the city’s current healthcare plan discriminates against gay male employees.

The class action lawsuit lawsuit was filed Thursday by former New York City assistant district attorney Corey Briskin and his husband, Nicholas Maggipinto. The couple claims the city’s healthcare plan has “categorically excluded” gay male employees and their partners from receiving IVF benefits, despite offering those same benefits to employees in different-sex relationships, single women and women in same-sex relationships.

This is the first class action lawsuit to argue that employers must provide gay male employees IVF benefits if those same benefits are offered to other employees, according to a press release from the law firm working with the plaintiffs.

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