Doctors Settle Case for Denying Lesbian Treatment

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September 29, 2009


"A California woman has settled a lawsuit against her former doctors who denied her artificial insemination based on her sexual orientation, attorneys for both sides said Tuesday.

"Guadalupe Benitez, 36, of Oceanside, and her spouse sued doctors at North Coast Women's Medical Group in Vista for discrimination in 2001. California's highest court last year barred the Christian doctors from invoking religious beliefs, ruling state law prohibiting sexual orientation discrimination extends to the medical profession.

"...The statement issued by North Coast was encouraging, said Jennifer Pizer, Benitez's attorney.

"'It shows a journey that our whole society is taking together, away from intolerance and towards inclusion,' she said."


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