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California rules doctors cannot withhold care to gays.

By Amanda Terkel  

"California rules doctors cannot withhold care to gays."


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Via Atrios, the AP reports:

California’s high court has ruled doctors cannot withhold care to gays or lesbians based on 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.


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