June 28, 2012
A gay couple is suing Carilion claiming it won’t recognize them as a family. Will Trinkle and his partner Juan Granados have been together eight years and have a two-year-old son. In the lawsuit, Trinkle claims the Roanoke Athletic Club, which is owned by Carilion, stripped him of a family membership after learning Granados was not his wife. The suit claims the club allows heterosexual couples who aren’t married the same benefits as married couples.