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two people by ocean with rainbow flag “A major employer is not going to take away benefits that meet the needs of its LGBTQ employees just because some rule changes,” says one consultant. “The [LGBTQ] lobby is too strong, and the need for talent is too great.” (Photo: Shutterstock)
Leaders of the LGBTQ movement in the U.S. are ever vigilant about the political machinations that can grant them protections and rights—or just as quickly take them away.

Major judicial rulings and legislation in recent years have tended to support the basic tenants of LGBTQ equality, such as recognizing married partners with equal rights, and insurance plans that include coverage of transgender medical expenses.

Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.

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