If you’re like me, you spend a lot of time worrying about issues of fundamental social justice — such as whether gender-insecure Goldman Sachs bankers are being unjustly forced to spend their $600,000 year-end bonuses to pay for their own sex-change surgery. I can now report that the answer to that question is no, according to the New York Times Dealbook section:
Fortune.com reported Friday that Goldman added coverage of sex-reassignment surgery to its medical plan last year…. Goldman employees can undergo the procedure, which normally costs anywhere from $5,000 to $150,000, and have it paid for entirely by their medical insurance.
And Germany being the kind of open and tolerant place it is, how could Deutsche Bank not join up?
Goldman isn’t the first financial firm to cover sex-change surgery for its workers…. Bank of America, Wachovia and Deutsche Bank are among the firms who now cover such treatments to some extent, Fortune.com said.
On a related note, for you German grammar fans, here is the picture you see on the front page of the Deutsche Bank website right now:
Shouldn’t there be a "davor" in the sentence about Ackermann’s guest article in Die Welt?