Friday, December 12, 2014

Michigan Theocratic Legislation Prevents Gays From Getting Medical Emergency From Religious Fanatics

Gays facing medical emergency crisis in Michigan

By H. Nelson Goodson
December 12, 2014

Lansing, Michigan - If Emergency Medical Service personnel don't want to treat gays for religious believes in Michigan, then they shouldn't be licensed EMS. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) Bill 5958, which allows for EMS to refuse treatment  to gays in emergencies was passed 59-50 by the Republican controlled State Representatives on Dec. 4, 2014. Now it goes before the GOP controlled state Senate.
No federal law exists to prevent discrimination to medically treat gays in emergencies for their sexual orientation. The U.S. Supreme has rejected the federal RFRA version as unconstitutional. Michigan's RFRA state version will not hold up in a court challenge, if passed into law.
The RFRA is viewed as a Republican theocratic legislation. If passed, the RFRA bill would allow discrimination in public schools, medical emergency treatment services, housing and etc. by religious professionals refusing to grant services to gay people. In other words, a Trojan horse or back door legislation would pass to discriminate on basis of religious believes.

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