Monday, August 18, 2008

California Supreme Court Tramples Doctors' Religious Beliefs

From citizenlink

In a unanimous ruling today, California's high court said the rights of gays and lesbians trump the religious beliefs of doctors.

Justice Joyce Kennard wrote that two Christian fertility doctors who refused to artificially inseminate a lesbian have neither a free speech right nor a religious exemption from the state law that grants special rights based on sexual orientation.

"This case highlights an ominous trend of the law in this country," said Bruce Hausknecht, judicial analyst for Focus on the Family Action. "In a conflict between the homosexual agenda and religious liberty, the homosexual agenda is favored in the courts over the First Amendment.

"This opinion is the second of the summer in which the Supreme Court has 'gone off the rails' in accommodating a minority agenda at the expense of the sensibilities and constitutional rights of the majority of Californians."

In May, the same court struck down Proposition 22, a voter-approved statute protecting marriage as between one man and one woman.

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