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Sat Apr 27, 2013, 07:47 AM

philadelphia passes groundbreaking lgbt protections in healthcare and employment

http://www.nationofchange.org/philadelphia-passes-groundbreaking-lgbt-protections-healthcare-and-employment-1366983714



The Philadelphia City Council passed a groundbreaking new bill advancing LGBT equality today with a sweeping 14-3 vote. Here are a few of the billís provisions:

Businesses that offer employee health plans that include same-sex partners will receive a tax credit incentive.

The cityís health care plan can not discriminate against non-union transgender city employees.

There is also now a Transgender Health Tax Credit to allow companies to cover healthcare needs specific to people who are transgender.

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