One of the original plaintiffs in the case, a transgender man, Billy Huff, will be called as a witness instead. Huff said he left Florida for a job in Illinois, since staying in the state while subject to the State Plan Exclusion was having too great an impact on his gender dysphoria.

“Part of the impact was having to leave,” Huff told NBC News. “I left my home and my friends.”

Huff was the director of the University of Florida’s LGBTQ center, where he said he promised students that he “would be their best advocate.”

“Knowing that a lot of students that I worked for would go on to work for state offices in Florida, I thought I should try to change it if I could do something,” Huff said of his efforts to start the lawsuit.

“When I was looking to leave, I only applied at universities that were in states that covered transition-related health care,” Huff said. “That was one of my main qualifications.”

Similar suits have had mixed success in other states. Last March, Iowa’s Supreme Court struck down a 1995 ban on Medicaid coverage of transition-related health care. The following month, Republican lawmakers passed a new bill reiterating and clarifying the state ban on transition-related Medicaid coverage, according to The Des Moines Register. That rule stands.

In addition, the U.S. Supreme Court is currently reviewing the question of whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act — which “prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin” — affords protections to LGBTQ people through its ban on “sex” discrimination.