Calif Top Court: Docs Can't Withhold Care To Gays

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's high court has ruled that
doctors cannot withhold care to gays and lesbians based on their
religious beliefs.
The case stems from a San Diego-area lesbian's claim that a
private fertility clinic refused to inseminate her because of her
sexual orientation.
A unanimous state Supreme Court said that California's civil
rights law barring sexual orientation discrimination extends to
medical care.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, Trolling or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus
KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-1888
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 27096754 -
Gray Television, Inc.