Tuesday, June 16, 2009

ACLU and NCLR send demand letter to Fresno Community Medical Centers alleging illegal discrimination against lesbian patient

06/15/09 ACLU press release:

The American Civil Liberties Union and the National Center for Lesbian Rights have sent a demand letter to a hospital in Fresno. In the letter, the organizations allege illegal discrimination against a patient and her same-sex partner. The patient was admitted to the emergency room after collapsing from a seizure during the couple's participation in the recent "Meet In The Middle Rally" in support of gay marriage.

06/15/09 ACLU press release:

“Until the California Supreme Court upheld Prop 8, Kristen and Teresa were planning to get married. In this climate, hospitals must be especially diligent to protect same-sex couples from discrimination,” said Elizabeth Gill, a staff attorney with the ACLU of Northern California. “As these events so painfully demonstrate, no matter what hoops same-sex couples jump through to protect their relationships, these kinds of horrible things will continue to happen as long as couples are denied the recognition and respect that only comes with marriage.”


Gay Marriage Watch / 06/16/09 California Progress Report

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