Tag: Same-gender

Infant of Same-Gender Parents Denied Services by Mich. Pediatrician

By Sheryl Estrada A 6-day-old baby girl named Bay Windsor Contreras arrived with her parents, Jami and Kristina Contreras, to Eastlake Pediatrics in Roseville, Mich., in October for her first check-up. Then the pediatrician, Dr. Vensa Roiwho was selected months priorrefused to provide services, as the newborn’s parents are a…

Judge Rules Against Florist for Refusing to Serve Same-Gender Couple

By Sheryl Estrada Photo by Shutterstock A Benton County judge ruled Wednesday that a Washington state florist violated anti-discrimination and consumer-protection laws in refusing to sell flower arrangements for a same-gender wedding, which she claims she did for religious reasons. Baronelle Stutzman, owner of Arlene’s Flowers in eastern Washington, hadservedRobert…

Mormon Church Announces Drastic Shift in LGBT Support

By Sheryl Estrada Elder Dallin H. Oaks speaks at a news conference on Jan. 27, 2014. New laws protecting the rights of gays, lesbians, bisexual and transgender people now have the support of the Mormon Church, with the condition that religious freedom not be compromised. The church, however, still does…

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Same-Gender Marriage

By Chris Hoenig Photo by Shutterstock The Supreme Court has overturned the federal government’s ban on the recognition of same-gender marriage written into the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and issued a ruling that allows same-gender marriages to resume in California. The 5-to-4 ruling on DOMA, authored by Justice Anthony…