It seems that in Michigan doctors can refuse to treat gay folks and their children if they have religious objections in doing so. That is what has happened to a lesbian couple in suburban Detroit.
Bay Windsor Contreras is 4 months old and she's the apple of her mothers' eye.
Both of her mothers, Krista and Jami Contreras were married in Vermont in 2012.
In October 2014 they welcomed a beautiful baby bay into the world and were quickly confronted with an ugly reality, one they say from a place they never expected.
"As far as we know Bay doesn't have a sexual orientation yet so I'm not really sure what that matters," Jami said. "We're not your patient - she's your patient. And the fact is that your job is to keep babies healthy and you can't keep a baby healthy that has gay parents?"
On Feb. 9, nearly four months after the appointment - the Contreras family finally received this letter from Roi.
The letter read:
"After much prayer following your prenatal, I felt that i would not be able to develop the personal patient-doctor relationships that I normally do with my patients."
"We do not keep prenatal information once we have our meetings so I had no way to contact you."
She apologizes, saying, "I should have spoken with you directly that day," and "please know that I believe that God gives us free choice and I would never judge anyone based on what they do with that free choice."
There is an excellent news report of this situation at the (linked) site above. Michigan laws do not protect LGBT persons, and the state is also considering "license to discriminate" legislation. So, it appears that the couple has very few (if any) legal options.