Benitez's Answer to Amicus Curiae Brief of Christian Medical and Dental Associations

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Filed in the California Court of Appeal

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

Tuesday, June 21, 2005
| Court of Appeal of the State of California, Fourth Appellate District, Division One
Related Issues: Religious Exemptions

This brief responds to the Christian and Dental Medical Associations claims that it is acceptable for physicians to deny care on the basis of their religious beliefs. A physician's decision to selectively deny care due to a patient's sexual orientation violates a patient's civil rights and is therefore unlawful despite his or her religious convictions.