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  Bill would let Michigan doctors, EMTs refuse to treat gay patients
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Last EditedRP  Dec 12, 2014 01:30pm
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CategoryProposed Legislation
MediaTV News - Columbia Broadcasting System CBS News
News DateThursday, December 11, 2014 10:30:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionCan doctors and emergency medical technicians legally refuse to give life saving assistance to a gay person, because of their religious beliefs? That question is being debated in the Michigan legislature.

The Republican-led House has approved the Michigan Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which essentially states that people do not have to perform an act that would violate their sincerely held religious beliefs.

"For example, a Christian doctor who does not believe in a gay lifestyle would not have to treat a gay patient," CBS Detroit legal analyst Charlie Langton said. "Or perhaps, a Jewish butcher would not have to handle non-Kosher meat."
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