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The Vindication of Janice Langbehn’s Fight to See Her Dying Partner

Last night, Anderson Cooper was thrilled to announce Obama’s new hospital rules will allow him to visit Ben Maisani if they ever get in a bicycle riding accident.

    • Queertyluvr

      Way to bury the lede.

      Apr 16, 2010 at 12:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Geoff M

      I hope this change is swift. BTW Queerty, what’s going on w/all the typos and grammer errors? I’m not being picky but jeez, they’re all over the board!

      Apr 16, 2010 at 1:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • reason

      It seems that the article titles are being used to manipulate the readers, why would one hide in important topic with such an obscure title? In two seconds I can come up with a more appropriate title: President Obama Orders Directive to Expand GLBT Hospital Visitation Rights.

      Apr 16, 2010 at 4:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tjr101

      @reason: Queerty doesn’t want to appear as if it’s giving Obama any credit. A headline like that wouldn’t be sensational as the others that bash the president.

      Apr 16, 2010 at 4:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lucius vorenus

      Obama is doing what he can. The bitter gays who bash him are doing him an injustice. Just because he is black.

      Apr 17, 2010 at 3:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Steve

      Have you actually read the memo? A copy of the memo, and an analysis of what it actually says, is available at: http://petercfrank.blogspot.com/2010/04/potus-obama-issues-memorandum-on.html

      Obama has not ordered any change in visitation policy. His recent memo does not make any policy, or grant any right. He has only asked a bureaucrat to start a rule-making process. It has absolutely zero actual effect on anything, until that rule-making process grinds through the bureaucracy.

      I do agree that it would be nice to grant visitation rights to same-sex partners. It would also be good to give force to durable medical powers of attorney, even when the attorney is a same-sex partner. This memo does not do either of those things.

      Maybe an actual rule will be made in two or three years time, but it didn’t happen this week.

      Apr 18, 2010 at 4:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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