Confusingly, slavery to same-sex unions doesn’t apply to pediatricians who may encounter their kids

Confusingly, slavery to same-sex unions doesn’t apply to pediatricians who may encounter their kids

[Ed. – This doesn’t seem possible.  If bakers and photographers are enslaved to servitude that violates their consciences, doctors should be too.]

But as Jami and Krista Contreras sat in the exam room, waiting to be seen for their newborn’s first checkup, another pediatrician entered the room and delivered a major blow: The doctor they were hoping for had a change of heart. After “much prayer,” she decided that she couldn’t treat their baby because they are lesbians. …

The Contrerases of Oak Park are going public with their story to raise awareness about the discrimination that the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community continues to face. There is no federal or Michigan law that explicitly prohibits discrimination against LGBT individuals. …

The pediatrician at issue is Vesna Roi, 49, who has been practicing pediatric medicine for 19 years.

Roi said that she could not comment on the case, citing the federal HIPPA law, which requires medical providers to protect the privacy of patients. But she did defend her commitment to pediatric medicine and helping children. …

Krista and Jami Contreras are not suing Roi. They concede that Roi did nothing illegal — which is precisely what they have a problem with: There are few laws on the books that protect the LGBT community from discrimination.

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