Calif. appeals court says Catholic hospital can be sued for refusing to sterilize transgender male
A California Court of Appeal has struck down a trial court ruling in favor of a Catholic hospital sued for not performing a sterilization procedure on a transgender individual for religious reasons.
In 2017, a transgender male named Evan Minton filed a complaint against Dignity Health, whose hospital Mercy San Juan Medical Center refused on religious grounds to perform an elective hysterectomy as part of a gender reassignment.
Presiding Justice Stuart Pollak of the Court of Appeals of California, First District, Division Four authored the opinion, which was released last week and reversed an earlier trial court decision and remanded the case for further proceedings.
Justice Pollak agreed with the plaintiff that Dignity Health‚Äôs refusal to perform the surgery likely violated California‚Äôs civil rights law, known as the Unruh Act....
‚ÄúSweet Loretta Martin thought she was a woman, but she was another man.‚ÄĚ A man who thinks he‚Äôs a horse winds up in a mental institute, but a man who thinks he‚Äôs a woman ends up getting legal protection. Our whole society has gone around the bend, and now the only recognized mental illness is sanity.
From the news: "In 2017, a transgender male named Evan Minton filed a complaint against Dignity Health, whose hospital Mercy San Juan Medical Center refused on religious grounds to perform an elective hysterectomy as part of a gender reassignment."
He or she is either male or female. If male, there is no uterus to be removed by hysterectomy. If there is a uterus, then she is female, regardless of what she or the judges imagine. Seems like there are brains that needs operation.