Some students support transgender surgery coverage

Published 02/24 2014 04:55PM

Updated 02/24 2014 05:19PM

URBANA -- A large group of more than 100 students and supporters protested on campus Monday afternoon. They want transgender surgeries to be covered under the student health insurance plan.

A committee has to approve it first, then university trustees would make the final decision. Event organizers say they weren't surprised by the turnout. Nearly 40 schools around the country cover the procedure under student insurance.

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