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Bill would require fertility benefits for lesbians
Bill would require fertility benefits for lesbians

If Fiona M. Jardine had a husband, the expensive fertility treatments she's now undergoing would be covered by her health plan. But Jardine, 29, is married to a woman, so she and her wife have to pay out of pocket. A bill that would grant married lesbian couples the same fertility treatment benefits as husbands and wives is advancing in the Maryland General Assembly. The measure passed unanimously in a House subcommittee Tuesday, and full Senate and House committees are likely to vote this week. Del. Terri L. Hill, the bill's House sponsor, said the measure is designed to bring consistency to state law, given Maryland voters' approval of same-sex marriage in 2012. ...