Originally Posted by chickabiddy
How about privately run daycares and private medical practices? Those are -- well, I'm not sure they are privileges exactly, but they are certainly not constitutionally protected rights.
when discrimination happens in "private" sectors, states are pushing these institutions for many reasons and taking them to court
if a daycare chose to discriminate I would assume it would be challenged, they do have to follow state guide lines, each state being different - many simply are not really private and exist on non-private property, receive some funding based on clients, etc
look at Philadelphia and the Boy Scouts (a private club/institution), many private daycare, medical practices except state aid for clients, etc - with a medical practices an insurance company could challenge them for discriminating against a paying patient if they take that insurance- why not? - they would have to be solely private and not affiliated with a hospitable either (since most do get some state/federal aid) - I certainly see someone would have grounds to at least challenge a facility if they chose to discriminate
often you don't even need to sue, in the case of a Dr that choose to discriminate if they are affiliated with a hospitable (who really would want a ped that isn't?) you might go after that hospitable and cause enough sink that they may suspend their privileges or cause the Dr to change their discrimination policy - I suspect that if more want to discriminate they will face scrutiny and that maybe a law suite that brings this to a head
the ALCU has stood beside nurses I see no reason they would not stand behind a parent to challenge this and I don't expect it will be too much longer to we see this happening