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    It's very slow progress. I transitioned a bit over 10 years ago and at that time San Francisco was not yet covering transition expenses for its employees -- also California was still debating the change to its housing and employment discrimination law that made it illegal, in 2004, to discriminate against transgender employees.

    If that legal change had happened a few years earlier, I might still have a career. But even today, if I were transitioning now, I would still have to pay everything out of pocket, since I am not a veteran and worked in the private sector. We need a ruling that all health insurers have to cover transition.

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