Do Both Parties In A Lesbian Marriage Have Equal Rights?

According to the Uppsala health authority, only one woman in a lesbian couple has the right to insemination. After three attempts to get pregnant by insemination, one woman in a lesbian relationship become ineligible for further attempts since she passed the maximum age stipulated by the Uppsala health authority. Her younger party then decided she would try to become pregnant in her place, but this request was denied y the Uppsala University Hospital. In their view, “As we see it we have treated them as a couple. Should you have double the number of opportunities to get pregnant just because you are a lesbian couple?”

The Ombudsman Against Discrimination responded to the question by supporting the right of a lesbian couple to each have opportunities to become pregnant and dismissed the claim by the hospital to only provide treatment of one individual as discrimination.