ACRU

Benitez v. North Coast

On March 29, 2007, ACRU filed a brief in the California Supreme Court on behalf of the defendant, North Coast Womens’ Care Medical Group. This case tests the Freedom of Religion Clause of the California Constitution on the issue of whether a physician has a constitutional right to refuse on religious grounds to perform a medical procedure for a patient because of the patient’s sexual orientation. The trial court found in favor of the plaintiff but the decision was overturned by the Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District.

Read the Brief