Three months after approving same-sex marriage, the California Supreme Court gave gay rights another boost on Aug. 18 by unanimously ruling that doctors can’t invoke religion to refuse treating homosexual patients (pdf).

“There’s a great diversity of religious beliefs in California, and they’re all protected,” Jennifer Pizer, senior counsel in the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund’s Los Angeles office, said in a prepared statement. “But not to the point where laws are violated and other people are hurt.”

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