Gay Family Sues Carilion Claiming It Won't Let Them Be a Family

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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.