Starbucks to pay travel costs for trans employees getting gender-affirming care


Starbucks has announced plans to cover travel costs for employees who must travel more than 100 miles to access gender-affirming care in the wake of multiple state-led attempts to criminalize this care. The pledge comes after a draft of a Supreme Court decision affecting abortion rights was leaked. Many experts warn that if Roe v. Wade’s abortion protections are overturned, everything from same-sex marriage to the legalization of same-sex sexual activity could be endangered. “Partners enrolled in Starbucks healthcare will be offered reimbursement for eligible travel expenses when accessing abortion or gender-affirming procedures when those services are not available within 100 miles of a partner’s home,” Starbucks said in a press release. Starbucks has 240,000 U.S. partners who will be affected by this expansion of benefits.

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