ACLU: Force Catholic hospital to aid in 'sex change'

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against a California-based nonprofit hospital chain because a Roman Catholic hospital declined to give a hysterectomy to a woman who said she identifies as male and was doing so in an attempt to assume a male physicality. The lawsuit was filed against Dignity Health on behalf of Evan Minton, whom the Mercy San Juan Medical Center in Carmichael, California denied a hysterectomy last August.  Minton was slated for the surgery two days hence, but the hospital canceled it after Minton told the hospital that she is a transgender man during a pre-operation checklist. Although the health system sent Minton to a different Dignity Health hospital, the ACLU contends that the Catholic hospital committed sex discrimination under the state's Unruh Civil Rights Act. Minton had the surgery a few days later at a Methodist hospital in the chain.  One would think this would zip up the case.  But the...(Read Full Post)