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Benitez's Opposition to the Writ of Petition filed by the North Coast Women's Care Medical Group

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Filed in the California Court of Appeal

Case: Benitez v. North Coast Women's Care Medical Group

Tuesday, January 25, 2005
| California Court of Appeals, Fourth Appellate District, Division One
Related Issues: Religious Exemptions

This brief refutes assertions presented by the North Coast Women's Care Medical Group that the religious beliefs that motivated their refusal to offer fertility treatment to a lesbian are protected. While a doctor may object to performing a certain medical procedure, he cannot selectively discriminate who he will provide his services to based on protected personal characteristics such as sexual orientation.