Starting this fall, the student health insurance plan at the University of Illinois-Chicago will cover sex-change surgery.
University trustees agreed at their regular meeting Wednesday in Chicago to allow the coverage. But they took the step only after a relatively unusual discussion about whether the procedure could lead to taxpayer funding's being used for a procedure some taxpayers don't approve of.
In most cases, trustees vote on items on their meeting agendas with little discussion.
H/T Mark Sletten