Dr. Alan J. Couture is a homosexual emergency physician at St. Mary's Hospital in Waterbury, Connecticut. When Couture was joined to Robert McDonald in a same-sex civil union, Couture expected his partner to be covered by the hospital's medical insurance - he was not. Courture has retained attorney Dawne Westbrook and filed an employment discrimination complaint.
St. Mary's president, Robert Ritz, stated that the Catholic hospital will abide by the "ethical and religious directives of the church."
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The Catechism of the Catholic Church states "Under no circumstances can they [homosexual acts] be approved."