Jul 5, 2006

More lawsuits on the way?

The California Supreme Court ruled 4-3 this past Monday, July 3, that a wife who is suing her husband because she got HIV from him after he told her he had been monogamous and free of disease is entitled to legal discovery about his past sexual sins. (Click on this post's title.)

Well, okay, the court did not call them "sins." But, anyway...

It turns out that in this case, the man lied to his future wife and did not tell her that he had committed sodomy with men. She tested positive for HIV two months after they married.

The scope of this decision is not known for certain yet. Could it lead to lawsuits against the Church if, God forbid, any clergymen infected anyone? Time will tell.

5 Comments:

Blogger Tito said...

Maybe Pope Benedict will find a nice corner in the Vatican to exile, err, I mean, 'reassign' Cardinal Ma(p)hony.

8:48 AM  
Anonymous MVH said...

God help us! This is exactly what has been lost in all the buzz of priestly sexual abuse, "privacy rights," so called man-boy love, and homophobia, and any other PC term you can think of, the transmission of sexual diseases.

It's one thing if an unfaithful priest confines his sexual activity to other willing adult males. It's quite another when he decides to "branch out" and coerce young men into sexual acts with him. Not only is the priest robbing the victim of his/her security and possibly damning the victim to a life of insecurity and despair. He is also putting in danger one of the most precious things a human being can own: Good Health.

Again, God help us. And God forbid that one of Hiz Eminence's protected priests infect someone with any of the various sexual diseases out there, much less with HIV.

3:58 PM  
Blogger Kenneth Fisher, Founder & CRCOA said...

The law should look at this as similar to if a person employed by XYZ gives a person who has sex with him HIV. Should that person be permitted to sue XYZ. Generally no, however if they can prove that XYZ knowingly set that person up with XYZ or contributed in any way to the arrangement, yes.

Of course this makes the increasingly difficult assumption that the Court practices Common Sense.

In short, if the Archdiocese knowingly allowed this to happen, then perhaps a case could in fact be made.

Not a Lawyer, but as a politician, that is how I see it.

God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
Kenneth M. Fisher, Founder & Chairman, Concerned Roman Catholics of America, Inc.

6:03 PM  
Blogger Kenneth Fisher, Founder & CRCOA said...

In my prior post, "however if they can prove that XYZ knowingly set that person up with XYZ or contributed in any way to the arrangement, yes." should have read "set that person up with the person with HIV".

Kenneth M. Fisher

6:06 PM  
Blogger Kenneth Fisher, Founder & CRCOA said...

Great News!

We once again have the petition in support of Fr. Robert Altier up and running again.

Please help us to regain the momentum we had before we had to change Servers, pass the word on and go to: crcoa.com

God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
Kenneth M. Fisher, Founder Chairman
Concerned Roman Catholics of America, Inc.

6:12 PM  

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