Doctors Can't Deny Lesbians Care on Religious Grounds

The California Supreme Court today ruled unanimously that doctors cannot cite their religious beliefs as grounds to deny gay and lesbian patients medical care. Justice Joyce Kennard ruled that two Christian fertility doctors who refused to artificially inseminate a lesbian couple cannot claim a free speech or religious exemption from California's anti-discrimination law. The ruling extends a state law barring sexual orientation-based discrimination to the medical profession. The case, which...Full Story
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