Landmark case in Spain means all lesbians entitled to IVF

by Nicola Dotto - 2015.10.16
Landmark case in Spain means all lesbians entitled to IVF
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A landmark ruling means that the Spanish health system has to compensate a lesbian couple who were denied access to assisted fertility treatment. Spanish judges defined the national law that bans women without a male partner from accessing a service that is free for all others as a “serious discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation”. To understand the importance of the decision, just a few days after its publication, Cristina Cifuentes, the governor of the region of Madrid, said that her regional administration will immediately ensure the public service to all women, without any distinction.

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