After successfully challenging Mississippi’s gay adoption ban, Rev. Susan Hrostowski now finds herself filing another lawsuit and challenging Mississippi House Bill 1523, signed into law by Governor Phil Bryant, which allows government employs to discriminate based on their religious beliefs.
Melissa Cook is in above photo. According to a recent article on the web, Ms. Cook contracted to be a gestational carrier in California. She made news after refusing the contracting biological father’s request to abort one of three fetuses eventually born in February. Cook has now filed in California to obtain access to the triplets and challenge California Surrogacy Law.
June 8, 2016 Update: According to this report, a Federal Judge issued an Order on Monday, June 6, 2016 refusing to hear Ms. Cook’s claims against California law in Federal Court. Instead, the Order states that a California state Court (and not a Federal Court) must decide on the constitutionality of the Gestational Carrier laws in California