The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a case that pits religious freedom against transgender rights.
That means a lower court decision will remain in place against a California Catholic hospital that wouldn’t allow a biological female, who now identifies as a transgender man, to have a hysterectomy there.
The high court turned down the case without comment even though conservative justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, and Neil Gorsuch said they would have heard the case.
As CBN News reported in 2017, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit on behalf of Evan Michael Minton who was refused a hysterectomy at Mercy San Juan Medical Center in Carmichael, Calif. The Catholic hospital refused to perform the procedure at its facility saying it was an “elective sterilization” that violated the hospital’s ethical and religious obligations.
Minton claimed the hospital canceled his scheduled hysterectomy after he mentioned to a nurse two days before surgery that he’s transgender.
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