Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Go to Doctor, Get a Lecture

A lesbian couple here in Michigan got an earful when one took the other to a hospital in Grand Rapids to get an illness treated:

But instead of her symptoms, they say the doctor was more interested in the couple’s relationship and how they felt about the recent California ruling allowing same-sex marriage.

“And he proceeded to give his opinion on how he felt that marriage, gay marriage, shouldn’t be called a marriage because it’s a religious based word, and he’s a Christian, and there’s no way that marriage could be considered legal in the gay sense,” said Haberman.

While the couple’s marriage is not legally recognized in Michigan, they say that’s not the point, rather, the doctor’s office is not the time nor place for a debate. They were there for an exam – not a lecture on lifestyle.

The words “shut the fuck up” come to mind.