SPRINGFIELD - Questions about how redefining marriage will play out in the courts and in practical application are just now beginning to surface in states where gay marriage is legal. The state of California has already considered how the state's school curriculum should be changed on describing and teaching marriage basics.
Now National Review points out legislation that has been filed in California that would require group insurance to cover gay and lesbian infertility treatments just as they do with heterosexual couples.
... AB 460 isn’t limited to a finding of actual infertility. Nor does it require that gays and lesbians have tried to conceive or sire a child using heterosexual means, natural or artificial. Rather–as with heterosexual couples–merely the inability to get pregnant for a year while having active sexual relations is sufficient to demonstrate need for treatment, meaning if the bill becomes law, it would require insurance companies to pay for services such as artificial insemination, surrogacy, etc. for people who are actually fecund.
Indeed, since the bill prevents discrimination based on marital or domestic partnership status, theoretically every gay and lesbian in the state could be deemed infertile for purposes of insurance coverage merely by the fact that they don’t wish to engage in heterosexual relations.
As mentioned Sunday, State Rep. Kelly Cassidy (D-Chicago) has already introduced a resolution protecting LGBT students or school staff from critical or unkind comments - something that's sure to affect the freedom of religious expression and First Amendment speech rights. California's legislative proposal pattern is likely to be followed in Illinois as the social agenda is promoted nationally.