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Author Topic: Gay Man Escorted from Hospital in Handscuffs at Sick Partner Visit...  (Read 1175 times)

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Offline weasel

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Re: Gay Man Escorted from Hospital in Handscuffs at Sick Partner Visit...
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2013, 09:34:56 PM »

 I was glad to see the hospital  relented !

   They were way out of line .

    Missouri is not an up to the minute State when It comes to Human rights  >:(


   P.s. I'm Stuck in Missouri   :-X
" Live and let Live "

Offline tednlou2

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Re: Gay Man Escorted from Hospital in Handscuffs at Sick Partner Visit...
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2013, 10:44:44 PM »
I read the part about President Obama requiring hospitals that receive federal funds to allow visitation.  However, that doesn't apply, if the family doesn't want you there.  It is my understanding that only applies, if the family wants the partner there, or if there is no family contesting it. 

This is probably the number one reason why marriage equality is so important, besides being a civil and constitutional right.  He had power of attorney, but he would have to go to court to have it enforced.  And, you could always get a judge that overlooks that and sides with the family.  Even if the judge ruled in his favor, precious time would be lost. 


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