Three months after approving same-sex marriage, the California Supreme Court has given gay rights another boost by ruling that doctors can't invoke religion to refuse treating homosexual patients. The ruling comes in the case of a lesbian who sought fertility treatments. At the same time, the ruling held that the physicians are still free to voice their religious beliefs. The doctors are also free to rebut the allegation that their treatment qualms had anything to do with the patient's sexual orientation.
Calif. Supreme Court: Religion Not a Shield for Discrimination
August 19, 2008