Homophobic nurse tries to discourage birth mom from allowing gay couple to adopt child

  • metta

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    Jul 06, 2015 6:08 PM GMT
    Homophobic nurse tries to discourage birth mom from allowing gay couple to adopt child



    http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2015/07/homophobic-nurse-tries-to-discourage-birth-mom-from-allowing-gay-couple-to-adopt-child/
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    Jul 06, 2015 11:15 PM GMT
    Smart guy, well spoken, glad it worked out for them.

    SB will be here momentarily to tell us how a Democratic social worker lied to the birth mother in the name of our agenda, that this wasn't really a legitimate adoption but just some gay propaganda used to destroy family values.
  • metta

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    Jul 07, 2015 12:56 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidSo, did the nurse get canned?

    I don't see any information regarding what happened to the nutty nurse.


    I would like to know that as well.
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    Jul 07, 2015 2:05 AM GMT
    metta8 saidHomophobic nurse tries to discourage birth mom from allowing gay couple to adopt child



    I'm sure there are nurses that discourage birth moms from allowing adoption to a number of people- maybe even rednecks.

    Not sure it's illegal.
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    Jul 07, 2015 2:07 AM GMT
    desertmuscl said
    metta8 saidHomophobic nurse tries to discourage birth mom from allowing gay couple to adopt child



    I'm sure there are nurses that discourage birth moms from allowing adoption to a number of people- maybe even rednecks.

    Not sure it's illegal.
    REgardless of whether it's legal or not (I don't know either), it's certainly in poor taste...except the redneck part. Nobody in their right mind would allow that. icon_lol.gif
  • Svnw688

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    Jul 07, 2015 5:00 AM GMT
    desertmuscl said
    metta8 saidHomophobic nurse tries to discourage birth mom from allowing gay couple to adopt child



    I'm sure there are nurses that discourage birth moms from allowing adoption to a number of people- maybe even rednecks.

    Not sure it's illegal.


    You are admittedly unsure about what you just opined about, and I'm sure from reading your posts you are OFTEN unsure about what you opine about--regardless of the lack of an 'admission' on your part.

    In any event, of course that is not "illegal" in a criminal sense. Do you know the difference between criminal and civil law? We're not going to start to talk about trans-border or federalism issues. It should suffice to say that this girl and/or these (assumed loving) gay adoptive parents can sue civilally for tortious interference with a business contract. In short, this surrogacy had a written contract, this nurse knowing that tried to fuck it up, and they can now sue for damages. Given that everyting went fine, damages might be minimal, but if (unlikely) there was an agreement with the establishment that 'this' gay adoption was going to happen and that no one should open their fetid ugly mouth against it, and an attorney fee-shifting provision were included, then we have a 150K open/shut/settlement lawsuit on our hands.

    In short, I appreciate your--yet again--attempt to discourage LGBT advancement and/or dignity, but you're simply wrong by decades of case law.
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    Jul 07, 2015 5:07 AM GMT
    "It's not illegal" is not a defense. As a nurse, it was her place to be neutral on the adoption, not attempt to insert her own personal opinion in the matter.
  • Svnw688

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    Jul 07, 2015 5:08 AM GMT
    metta8 said
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidSo, did the nurse get canned?

    I don't see any information regarding what happened to the nutty nurse.


    I would like to know that as well.


    Me too. And I certainly hope he was canned, because clearly this was unwelcomed advice. Everyone who has worked in the medical industry (not me) or been involved in the legal process (me, defending a doctor against a medical malpractice suit, among other suits and involvement), knows that life and death decisions are sometimes made on the fly, or that "life coach" advice is sometimes given by those standing around (i.e., often doctors and nurses). However, those same people (myself included) understand that you keep things somewhat generic UNLESS AND UNTIL (attention people, this where the rubber hits the road and th heavy lifting happens) you know that patient/person is reaching out to you for actual advice. They might take it, they usually don't. But you know the difference between "I would think about the procedure before proceeding" and "girl, I have seen this time and again, if I were you, I'd seriously consider either pulling her off life-support or looking into long-term medical care facilities around here." That's the difference. That's where the rubber hits the road. That's what separates posers from those in the know.

    This nurse was obviously not giving solicited advice because of the reaction these women had. He opined because "God" told him too (for the record, I say this as a "believer," Catholic even). He now must pay the appropriate price.
  • NursePractiti...

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    Jul 07, 2015 12:16 PM GMT
    As a Nurse for almost 16 years and hopefully a new Nurse Practitioner, I am not surprised that an RN would try that BS. Disgusted, but not surprised. I have encountered other not so gay friendly RN's at work who almost without fail part of the religious right. This event seems to not have taken place recently since the last pic show the kid obviously not a baby now. The nurse did step wayyyyy out of line and violated nursing ethics. We will never know what happened to that nurse or know how many other people were harmed by her. A lawsuit and definitely a report to the state board of nursing should have been made, a conference with the charge nurse and hospital director as well should have happened. But it sounds like these two and the mother were more interested in helping this new baby start his life and that's what was important. I personally take gay, lesbian, transgender, etc patients because sometimes I don't trust some other nurses to treat them right. Sad, but it happens. Remember, you have the right to ask a nurse to leave and not see you again. Contact the board or nursing as well.