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Statement from Councilwoman Laura Pastor on the Phoenix Health Care Task Force’s Recommendation for Transgender-Inclusive BenefitsStatement from Councilwoman Laura Pastor on the Phoenix Health Care Task Force’s Recommendation for Transgender-Inclusive Benefits<div class="ExternalClassE64F4AEC9A074537BAF609538C0408CB"><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;">"I am very excited and pleased that the City's Health Care Task Force has recommended extending transgender-inclusive health benefits to individuals working for the city and their family members. This decision demonstrates a strong commitment to comprehensive community richness and an overall effort to wholly embrace the notion of diversity and respect the rights of all who work for the City."<br><br><span style="line-height:20.8px;">The Phoenix Healthcare Task Force approved this change at its Aug. 18 meeting. </span><br></td></tr></tbody></table><br></div>8/19/2016 4:00:00 PMDavid Urbinato602-495-5405