1 Jun 2008

California Supreme Court hears lesbian fertility case

Following the recent debates on the removal of the clause of the need for a father in the UK, this case which I have blogged about earlier is interesting. On 28th May 2008 the California Supreme Court started hearing the case of a Lesbian who claims she denied fertility treatment by Christian Fundamentalist Doctors on the rounds of her sexual orientation. She is represented by Lambda Legal. The court has 90 days to issue an opinion about the case.

On their website Lambda Legal states it is the oldest national organization pursuing high-impact litigation, public education and advocacy on behalf of equality and civil rights for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and people with HIV in the US. Lambda Legal also give details of other cases that are currently open which include the refusal to allow a joint mortgage to a lesbian couple, the refusal of fertility treatment to gay men, homophobic bullying in schools, cutomer prejudices not grounds to terminate a transgender employee's employment and the right for same-sex couples to marry.

For other coverage of the fertility case see: Yahoo News Report. Ventura County Star News. KCBS News. Fox news.

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