Minton v. Dignity Health is a lawsuit filed against a Dignity Health medical center for withholding medical care because of a patient’s gender identity, amounting to sex discrimination in violation of California’s Unruh Civil Rights Act.

Minton, 35, is a transgender man who was scheduled to receive a hysterectomy in August at Mercy San Juan Medical Center, a hospital in the Dignity Health chain. Two days prior to the appointment, a nurse called to discuss the surgery and Minton mentioned that he is transgender. The next day, the hospital canceled the procedure.

Dignity Health regularly allows hysterectomies for patients who are not transgender and Minton's doctor at Mercy San Juan Medical Center has said this is the first time the hospital has prevented her from doing this surgery and it was clear that the surgery was canceled because Minton is transgender.

Dignity Health is the 5th largest healthcare system in the country and the largest hospital provider in California, with 29 hospitals across the state.

Case Developments

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November 11, 2017
Defendant Dignity Health's Reply Brief in Support of Demurrers to First Amended Verified Complaint.

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November 3, 2017
Plaintiff Evan Minton's Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Opposition to Defendant Dignity Health's Demurrers to First Amended Complaint.

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October 23, 2017
Defendant Dignity Health's Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of Demurrers to First Amended Verified Complaint.

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September 9, 2017
Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint.

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August 18, 2017
Defendant Dignity Health's Reply in Support of Demurrer to Verified Complaint.

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July 24, 2017
Plaintiff's opposition to defendant's demurrers to verified complaint.

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July 3, 2017
Dignity Health's Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of Demurrers to Verified Complaint.

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July 3, 2017
Dignity Health dba Mercy San Juan Medical Center's Demurrers to Verified Complaint.

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July 3, 2017
Declaration of Craig S. Rutenberg

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July 3, 2017
Dignity Health's Notice of Demurrer to Verified Complaint .

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July 3, 2017
Dignity Health's Request for Judicial Notice in Support of Demurrers to Verified Complaint.

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April 19, 2017
Read the complaint.

Attorney(s)

Amanda Goad, Ruth Dawson, Melissa Goodman

Pro Bono Law Firm(s)

Covington & Burling LLP

Date filed

April 19, 2017

Court

Superior Court of the State of California for the County of San Francisco

Status

Filed

Case number

17-558259

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