Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Let Us Have Our Babies: Lesbians Win Right/Freedom to Have Babies Via IVF

Some doctors were discriminating against lesbians who wanted to have a baby by in-vitro fertilization methods simply because the patient was a lesbian:

The California Supreme Court decision overturned a lower court ruling in favor of two Christian doctors who refused fertility treatment to a lesbian citing religious grounds.

The woman, Guadalupe Benitez, successfully filed suit against the doctors and their medical group in 2004 on the basis that their refusal to treat her violated California's anti-discrimination laws.

However an appeal court in San Diego ruled against Benitez, a decision that led to the supreme court ruling.

In an unanimous decision the justices ruled that Benitez was entitled to be treated like other patients with the same condition, and that constitutional protections for religious liberty do not excuse unlawful discrimination."

Click here for more.

First, let it be known that this is more than about "equal rights," but about "freedom to" have a baby, regardless if someone is a lesbian, or because of race, ethnicity, religion, economic class, etc.

Second: discriminatory walls abound for LGBTQ people, and one by one they will have to be taken down--or blown apart.

It is time to change.

Pace, B

1 comment:

manxxman said...

Those walls are falling faster than the right can work against them. Even Karl Rove (can you say "the devil") has said that the anti marriage adaments he used so successfully in the 2000 and 2004 elections to get President Srub elected wouldn't be effective in the coming election......