California Court Orders Doctors To Treat Gays Despite Religious Convictions
You could say that California is “going to the gays.” First the California Supreme Court ruled in favor of allowing homosexuals to marry each other, making California the second state to approve such an action. Now the same court has now ruled that doctors may not refuse treatment of homosexual patients based on their religious beliefs.
The case involved a woman who was refused fertility treatment by a San Diego clinic because she is a lesbian. The doctors, who are Christians, said they denied her treatment because the woman is unmarried and they are protected under the First Amendment’s free exercise clause. The woman wanted to be inseminated so she could give birth to a child.
The two parties disagree over why the woman was denied treatment. She says it was because of her sexual orientation. The doctors say it was her marital status. You wonder then if she had married another woman would she had received treatment seeing that gay marriage is now legal in California.
This is a clear indication that the legal system is going to interfere more and more with the religious convictions of people. I see not too far down the road homosexuals suing churches because they will not marry them, allow them to be members or even refuse them ministry opportunities.
What is sad about this is that being homosexual is being compared to being a specific race, at least in the manner of legal affairs. The problem with this is that the person of race has no choice in the matter whereas the homosexual does.