Remember when we were told that the government would never force the Catholic Church to perform or recognize gay marriage?
We all knew that was a lie, right?
Well, a lesbian just filed suit against a Catholic hospital in New York for refusing to cover her “spouse” in their insurance coverage. What are the chances of a New York judge siding with the Church on this one?
The New York Post reports:
A lesbian couple from Westchester yesterday filed the first suit against a Catholic institution for refusing to recognize New York’s gay-marriage law.
The Manhattan federal court filing says the women — identified only as “Jane Roe” and “Jane Doe” — were wed Oct. 15, and that “Roe,” who’s worked at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Yonkers since 2007, later applied to add “Doe” to her medical-benefits coverage.
But the request was denied by both St. Joseph’s and its insurance administrator, Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, because hospital policy excludes same-sex spouses.
The class-action suit seeks an order declaring that both women are entitled to insurance coverage under federal law. It also says “thousands of legally married, same-sex couples” have been, or will be, denied benefits under similar policies administered by Empire, which is also named as a defendant.
The women are seeking an injunction ordering Blue Cross Blue Shield not to acquiesce to a company that wants to deny same-sex benefits because of religious beliefs, said Jeffrey Norton, their lawyer.
Look folks, if it’s a “right” there’s going to be no stopping it. If you are OK with legalizing gay marriage because you say you can’t impose your religious beliefs on others, think for a second.
When women were granted the right to abort their children, it had to eventually happen that the government was going to force Catholic institutions to pay for it as is happening now under the HHS mandate. When gay “marriage” becomes legal, it’s only a matter of time before the Church is forced to recognize it.
“Rights” aren’t part time things that people or institutions can or can not recognize. They’re rights – undeniable.