Monday, October 19, 2015

Victory for Lesbian Couple Against Infertility Clinic

The Local (Oct. 6, 2015): Spanish Lesbian Couple Win Artificial Insemination Case Against Hospital:  

A Spanish court has ruled in favour of a lesbian couple who sued local authorities and a hospital who refused them the right to artificial insemination because of their sexual orientation.

The hospital felt bound by a health ministry directive allowing only couples who had tried and failed to have children via sexual intercourse to have access to reproductive assisting services.  But the court ruled that Spain's law of assisted reproduction prohibits discrimination and trumps the directive.  The women were thus "victims of discrimination" and were entitled to damages.

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