Breaking: Obama orders hospitals to grant same-sex couples visitation

Breaking News: President Obama orders hospitals to grant same-sex couples visitation rights

News Alert: Obama orders hospitals to grant same-sex couples visitation rights

From The Washington Post

President Obama signed an order Thursday night requiring hospitals to allow gays and lesbians to have non-family visitors and to grant their partners medical power of attorney.

The president ordered the Department of Health and Human Services to prohibit discrimination in hospital visitation. The memo is scheduled to be made public Friday morning, according to an administration official and another source familiar with the White House decision.

An official said the new rule will affect any hospital that receives Medicare or Medicaid funding.

Comments (1)

This is incredibly important.

I think a lot of Straight people have come to understand the difficulties Gay and Lesbian couples often face at a critical time in the hospital. My guy and I had to fight nurses and administrators through 14 amputations, no matter how much legal paperwork we had.

This order will make a real difference. So I thank the president and all you fair-minded Straight people who have tried to understand and support us even when we seemed to be the strangers.

God is love, and you show that.

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