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Case: Donna Jones, et al. v. San Joaquin Community Hospital

STATUS: Victory, California

When Donna and Sharolyn brought their 9-year old daughter to the emergency room, hospital staff refused to honor the daughter’s request to have both mothers with her and even physically blocked Donna and Sharolyn from trading places so that Donna could comfort their daughter. After NCLR advocated on Donna and Sharolyn’s behalf, the hospital agreed to revise its non-discrimination policies, train its staff and issue a letter of apology to Donna, Sharolyn, and their daughter.

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