Thou Shall Not Inseminate with a Turkey Baster
Straight people: they'll come for you next, when we're all in camps. Do you like condoms? Sex toys? Birth control? Oral sex? Sex outside of marriage? Well, when they're done with us, that's the next list of things they'll seek to ban. This pisses me off so much:
A lesbian woman will challenge an appeals court ruling that permitted two doctors to claim a religious defense in their refusal to artificially inseminate her.
A California appeals court last week sided with the doctors, Christine Brody and Douglas Fenton, saying they can claim religious liberty in refusing to treat a patient who was gay because it was against their Christian beliefs.
Guadalupe Benitez filed a sexual-orientation discrimination suit against the doctors at a San Diego women's clinic after they refused to artificially inseminate her in 2000.
Benitez claims that on her first visit, Brody informed her that while her religious principles precluded her from performing the procedure on a gay woman, another doctor in the clinic would.
Benitez says, however, that after 11 months of costly, painful tests and surgeries, when the time came for the insemination procedure, she was turned down and told that she "would not be treated fairly" or "get timely care" at the clinic because of Dr. Brody's and other staff members' religious beliefs.
The doctors' lawyer, Carlo Coppo, said his clients were committed to fair treatment of Benitez — from fertilization to pregnancy and birth — but that aiding the actual act of conception compromised their religious views.
"[Brody] believes that participating in the [fertilization procedure], she is acting as the male," Coppo said. "It is an elective, invasive procedure, and to be there for the moment of conception, she religiously can't participate."
"Acting as a male??? WTF??? I guess I haven't read that chapter of the "twisted sex fantasy" bible.
What I'm most mad about is that the court, in California no less, sided with the doctors. I guess we'll be seeing "Christians Only" clinics and businesses soon, with full government blessing.