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The American Center for Law and Justice, a conservative Christian policy organization, filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Louisville, KY, doctor who opposes a so-called fairness ordinance that prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation. According to his lawyer, Dr. J. Hyman Barrett’s religious beliefs prevent him from complying with the city’s ordinance by forcing him to hire people whose lifestyle he objects to. When asked by a reporter, a representative at the doctor’s office had conceded not only that the doctor had refused to hire homosexuals, but that he had also refused to treat some. What ever happened to the good old days when they used to refuse you medical treatment based on your HMO?

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