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Personal Beliefs Can Pit Healthcare Workers Against Patients and Colleagues

Personal Beliefs Can Pit Healthcare Workers Against Patients and Colleagues

John Rossheim / Monster Senior Contributing Writer

Treatment of Gays and Lesbians Is Also a Battleground

Some healthcare providers deny or limit the care they provide gays and lesbians. “I may not approve of homosexuality, but that doesn’t mean I don’t treat them,” Stevens says. “But I don’t help homosexuals conceive children.”

Says Jennifer Pizer, senior counsel for Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, which advocates for the rights of gays and lesbians: “There’s a great obligation on the part of a religious believer to find an occupation where their practice won’t injure third parties,” such as lesbian patients seeking artificial insemination. “Having a religious motive for the conduct doesn’t take away the harm.”


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