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Gay Couple Denied IVF Benefits Sues City Of New York

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A same-sex married couple have filed a class action plea against the City of New York, alleging that its insurance plan for employees was discriminatory as it did not extend IVF or in vitro fertilisation coverage to gay male couples.

Corey Briskin (33) and Nicholas Maggipinto (36) claim that the city’s policy covers lesbian and heterosexual couples who are trying to have a child, but not gay male couples, reported The New York Times.Corey Briskin (front) and Nicholas Maggipinto are suing the City of New York over its policy denying IVF coverage to gay couples.The couple said their plans to have children via surrogacy were stopped in the tracks when they found out that they could not avail of City of New York’s insurance coverage.

They could not afford the exorbitant costs otherwise.The city’s policy says that to be eligible for IVF coverage a person had to be diagnosed as infertile.

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