But many small towns- including my own- have a single catholic owned private hospital. They are free to discriminate based on their religious beliefs. They just recently decided they won't be offering hysterectomies for any reason- not even in an emergency.<quoted text>
Let me say more. If you contract with a Hospital to work in the ER and the Hospital receives government funding you will sign a non-discrimination contract. This means if Sheepie comes in and you do not like it that his shoes and purse do not match you can not refuse to stop his bleeding.
However if you buy a building and open a bakery and you don't like the idea of gay weddings, and Sheepie swishes in with shoes that don't match his purse and you are offended you have every right in the world to send him on his way. Of course if you can't pay the rent that would be pretty stupid now wouldn't it.
And let us not gloss over the fact that laws were passed forcing you to serve people you do not want to serve. How is that fair? How is that equality?
If businesses are free to discriminate as you support, then there is no reason a private hospital can't turn away gays or blacks or jews or athiests or anyone else, even if they're bleeding to death.