Lesbians Sue Catholic Hospital for Denying Spousal Health Care Benefits: Pick a Side?
Fef 2012/06/21 21:26:02
The First Amendment of America's Constitution protects religious institutions from government violating their religious doctrine. America also has anti-discrimination laws. What happens when the two values (religious tolerance and non-discrimination) collide? An open society like America creates lots of unexpected situations and creates a lot of room for disagreement -- both within reasonable logic and understanding of the laws.
A New York hospital worker and her spouse have filed a lawsuit saying spousal health benefits were denied to the same-sex couple.
The lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court in Manhattan sought past and future health care benefits and a declaration that the Westchester County couple is entitled to the benefits.
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