Susanna Reid has been forced to apologise to a lesbian couple who appeared on Good Morning Britain after asking them: “Who will be mum?”
Wives Megan and Whitney Bacon-Evans, who are influencers, appeared on the programme to talk about their intention to sue the NHS over its ‘discriminatory’ fertility policy.
During the chat, the 50-year-old host asked the couple: “What are your dreams, what are your hopes?
“Who wants to be mum? How many children would you like to have?”
In response, Megan said: “Well we both want to be mum.”
Following this, Susanna said: “Sorry, of course you both want to be mum as in, of course you’ll both be mum.
“I apologise for that insensitivity.”
The couple didn’t seem to be offended and laughed the comment off, before the presenter clarified: “Who wants to carry the baby?”
The pair who featured on Say Yes To The Dress, have been together for over 13 years and married for four. They are trying to make it ‘easier for same-sex couples to be able to start a family’ funded by the NHS.
The Bacon-Evans claim they are required to fund 12 rounds of IVF before they can get any NHS help.
‘It’s about equality’
A lesbian couple are calling for the same fertility rights as heterosexual couples after they were refused the chance to have treatment provided by a branch of the NHS’s fertility sector.
Couple Meghan & Whitney explain why they’re launching a legal case. pic.twitter.com/ogfxIpexzy
— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) November 9, 2021
They estimate the cost of having a child as a female same-sex couple, or a woman by herself, could reach £50,000.
Legal action has been launched, backed by Stonewall UK and The British Pregnancy Advisory Service.
They are seeking a judicial review, citing discrimination under The Equality Act and Article 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
Megan Bacon-Evans said: “We’re doing this for every LGBT+ couple who had to give up on their hopes and dreams of creating a family.
“It’s time for discrimination to end and for there to be equal treatment with heterosexual couples in the healthcare system.”
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