The couple made the video last year and posted it to Indiegogoa crowdfunding website, in hopes of raising enough money to pay for fertility treatments. Jill Soller-Mihlek, now 33, was hoping to get pregnant via a sperm donor and intrauterine inseminationwhich can costs tens of thousands of dollars depending on how long it takes to conceive. The reason?
The outcome of the case could have a significant impact on the tax liabilities of thousands of same-sex couples who have children via assisted reproductive technology. The IRS rejected the claim for expenses related to the egg donor and surrogate, on the basis that in order to qualify the services must be provided directly to the taxpayer, his spouse or his dependent rather than to a third party. District Court in Tampa.
If Fiona M. Jardine had a husband, the expensive fertility treatments she's now undergoing would be covered by her health plan. But Jardine, 29is married to a woman, so she and her wife have to pay out of pocket.
Four lesbian women are suing a U. In a landmark case, the women filed the complaint after being rejected by their insurer for infertility treatment and arguing the law discriminated against infertile gay women by forcing them - not straight women - to pay for procedures. The civil complaint filed in a federal court in the state of New Jersey adds to an ongoing debate in the United States about the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT community.
Notifications can be turned off anytime in the browser settings. Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive after 12 months for those under The definition speaks to the long-held picture of a heterosexual couple struggling to conceive a child, but in this day and age when singles and same-sex couples are going through many of the same treatments to conceive, should the definition be more inclusive?
Companies looking to attract and keep loyal employees often offer perks to sweeten their appeal. Fertility benefits have been one of those perksand now more than ever, companies are making them completely comprehensive for everyone, especially the LGBTQ community. Having children, outside of a heterosexual coupling, has historically been difficult for LGBTQ people.
Gestational surrogacy via egg donation is an expensive — and sometimes ambivalently undertaken — but increasingly popular route to planned fatherhood for some gay men. The surrogacy market in the USA plays an important role for gay men with the financial resources to access these services, as it is currently the only stable, commercial market in which there are legal protections for openly gay men. While a small, ethnographic and qualitative literature on the experiences of gay fathers via surrogacy exists, less is known about the state of the surrogacy industry towards gay men as clients.
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A California bill recently signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown, ABclarifies language and clears up confusion around whether gay and lesbian intended parents are entitled to insurance coverage for infertility treatment: They are. California previously required that insurers offered registered domestic partners the same infertility treatment coverage as heterosexuals, but some insurers continued to discriminate against same-sex couples based on a legal definition of infertility that created confusion and thus a loophole.
Legislation intended to put lesbians on a par with straight couples on health insurance coverage for advanced fertility procedures has passed both the Senate and the House. The Senate passed the measure Tuesday morningfollowing House passage the night before on a vote. Previously lesbians were excluded because the mandate called for the use of the husband's sperm for the couple to receive coverage. The current bill allows lesbians to substitute a two-year history of failure to conceive after six artificial insemination attempts.