Saturday, June 11, 2011

Lesbians denied medical care

A lesbian couple is taking a Winnipeg doctor to the Manitoba Human Rights Commission and to the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Manitoba alleging they were denied care because of their sexual orientation.

The story broke earlier this week, and I was able to weigh in on it for today's Toronto Star.

The case, it seems, is another example of conflicting religious and cultural rights. We can probably expect more in the future, especially as we import doctors (and other professionals) to make up for shortages here, the head of the college says.

How we handle such issues may well determine the kind of society we will have.


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