A couple’s newborn baby faced discrimination because of their sexual orientation. The discrimination is 100 percent legal.
Michigan residents, Jami and Krista Contreras, took their newborn baby to the doctor, and their daughter was denied care.
“Is our doctor coming in? She said no-I’m going to be your doctor, your doctor prayed on it and decided she won’t see you all today,” Krista said in an interview with ABC 7.
The couple is speaking out in the new ‘Beyond I do’ campaign that aims to raise awareness about the issues the LGBTQ community experiences.
The couple was surprised to learn that the discrimination is legal, and hopes to educate their friends and peers about the law.
“We spoke to other people and they would say well they can’t do that… that’s not legal and we looked into it and it was legal,” Jami said.
Even though the couple has faced discrimination in the past because of their sexual orientation, they never imagined it would impact their baby girl.
“It was horrifying and humiliating and we just kept thinking god she’s 6 days old and she’s already experiencing discrimination,” Krista said.
Watch their story below.