FW Task Force: City Insurance Should Cover Sex Changes

By Lita Beck
|  Tuesday, Nov 3, 2009  |  Updated 10:00 PM CDT
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FW Task Force: City Insurance Should Cover Sex Changes

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A task force is recommending Fort Worth amend the city's insurance policy and implement diversity training for law enforcement and city officials.

A task force is recommending Fort Worth amend the city's insurance policy and implement diversity training for law enforcement and city officials.

The diversity task force, which was formed after a June raid on a gay bar that left one man seriously injured, presented about 20 recommendations to the city manager Tuesday.

The task force suggested the city amend its insurance policy to allow coverage for workers who want a sex change and also recommended fours hours of diversity training for police officers, firefighters and elected and appointed officials.

The City Council would have to approve any changes to the city's insurance policy.

"Certainly the training aspect of the recommendation is appropriate, and we as a council, along with our appointed officials, need to lead by example," Mayor Mike Moncrief said.

The task force's recommendations will go to the City Council next week.

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