Connor Thonen-Fleck, a transgender 16-year-old who is one of the North Carolinians suing the State Health Plan, speaks at a press conference in Durham after the lawsuit was filed March 11, 2019. He is flanked by his dad Jason Fleck, right, and other lawsuit plaintiffs and supporters from pro-LGBT groups like Lambda Legal and Equality NC.
Connor Thonen-Fleck, a transgender 16-year-old who is one of the North Carolinians suing the State Health Plan, speaks at a press conference in Durham after the lawsuit was filed March 11, 2019. He is flanked by his dad Jason Fleck, right, and other lawsuit plaintiffs and supporters from pro-LGBT groups like Lambda Legal and Equality NC. Will Doran wdoran@newsobserver.com
Connor Thonen-Fleck, a transgender 16-year-old who is one of the North Carolinians suing the State Health Plan, speaks at a press conference in Durham after the lawsuit was filed March 11, 2019. He is flanked by his dad Jason Fleck, right, and other lawsuit plaintiffs and supporters from pro-LGBT groups like Lambda Legal and Equality NC. Will Doran wdoran@newsobserver.com

Will Doran reports on North Carolina politics, with a focus on state employees and agencies. In 2016 he started The News & Observer’s fact-checking partnership, PolitiFact NC, and before that he reported on local governments around the Triangle. Contact him at wdoran@newsobserver.com or (919) 836-2858.