California Supreme Court holds doctors have no religious freedom rights to refuse to artifiically inseminate a same-sex couple (even if they sincerely object to this on religious grounds)

Volokh, Eugene VOLOKH at law.ucla.edu
Mon Aug 18 15:00:01 PDT 2008


    California Supreme Court holds doctors have no religious freedom
rights to refuse to artifiically inseminate a same-sex couple (even if
they sincerely object to this on religious grounds).  The court didn't
decide whether the California Constitution followed Sherbert, Smith, or
something else.  Rather, it assumed that strict scrutiny applied, and
concluded -- with little specific explanation -- that there's a
compelling interest in banning sexual orientation discrimination in
medical procedures (presumably including non-emergency ones such as this
one).
 
    Eugene
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