Inquisitors, Doctors and the Transgression of Gender Norms. It was not until a lesbian friend recommended a doctor whose services she had used that they decided to try again. The couple are now the parents of a three-year-old, and Leiana is pregnant with their second child. The Goa Inquisition once prosecuted the capital crime of sodomy in Portuguese India  but not lesbian activity. Union of India6 SCC
Krista Contreras, whose newborn daughter had been refused service by a pediatrician who had religious objections to same-sex couples, described how that experience lingered nearly three years after the refusal:
“All We Want is Equality”
Nonetheless, people in most US states lack these protections, as neither Congress nor most state legislatures have expressly prohibited discrimination against LGBT people. It is alright to talk about such feelings to the person for whom you have them but always in a respectful manner. Interested readers should feel free to copy and distribute this essay so long as they preserve reference to Mental Help Net www. Legal experts have urged the Government to pass legislation reflecting the decision, and frame laws to allow same-sex marriage, adoption by same-sex couples and inheritance rights. Retrieved 2 November Union of India Justice K. If there is no reputable scientific evidence to suggest anything wrong or deviant about homosexual persons save for what can be accounted for by way of the abuse they suffer as a marginalized group, then what exactly is the reason that such persons should be discriminated against and denied civic protections?
The couple are now the parents of a three-year-old, and Leiana is pregnant with their second child. Typically, religious exemptions offer a narrow, defined exception to a generally applicable law. The report, released in Januarydocumented events of Nonetheless, people in most US states lack these protections, as neither Congress nor most state legislatures have expressly prohibited discrimination against LGBT people. As noted above, Human Rights Watch is aware of at least eight states that had enacted such exemptions into law prior to the legislative session.