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    Monday, October 03, 2005

    Lesbian Wins In-Vitro Suit

    From 365gay.com:

    (Montreal, Quebec) A lesbian social worker has been awarded more than $19,000 in damages after a hospital refused to give her in-vitro fertilization when she showed up at the clinic without a man.

    The Quebec Human Rights Commission recently agreed with Helene Zylberszac, 35, that she had been a victim of sexual discrimination.
    The ruling obliges the McGill University Health Center and two fertility experts to pay Zylberszac $9,005 in physical damages and $10,000 in moral damages. The hospital must also stop denying reproductive services based on sexuality.

    One of the doctors named in the case admitted the hospital, the Royal Victoria, once had a policy of denying lesbians fertilization services. That policy was abandoned when the federal government passed a law prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation, the doctor said.

    The ruling comes four years after Zylberszac first filed her complaint. She has since adopted a child.


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