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Lesbian couple's daughter denied doctor care because of their sexual orientation

The couple have joined the Beyond I Do campaign

2018-04-20

A couple’s newborn daughter was denied doctor’s care because of their sexual orientation.

Jami and Krista Contreras took their six-day-old daughter to their doctor in Michigan and found out their doctor decided not to come in and because she prayed and refused to come in and see the couple, which is legal in the state.

In an interview with ABC 7, Jami said: “Is our doctor coming in? She said, ‘No, I’m going to be your doctor, your doctor prayed on it and decided she won’t see you all today.

“We spoke to other people and they would say, ‘Well they can’t do that… that’s not legal’ and we looked into it and it was left.”

The couple revealed they had been victims of discrimination because of their sexuality but they never thought it would affect their daughter.

“It was horrifying and humiliating and we just kept thinking, ‘God, she’s six days old and she’s already experiencing discrimination’,” Krista added.

They decided to tell their story in the new Beyond I Do campaign which aims to raise awareness about the issues the LGBT+ community continually experience.