Any hospital that receives Medicare or Medicaid financing must allow LGBTs to see their loved ones just as they would for hetero visitors beginning Jan. 16, the Department of Health and Human Services announced, solidifying President Obama’s April mandate. A written policy is required, stipulating legal relationships are no longer a factor in granting visitation. Guess who’s less than thrilled?
Because of the laws of physics, whenever there is an advancement in queer equality, the American Family Association responds with outrage. And quotes from Matt Barber, who is furious there are no exemptions for hospitals run by faith groups. Because religious-based discrimination should always stand in the way of getting to see your partner in his last minutes of life.