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Hospital Visitation Rights for Gay Partners Granted

By Katrina Robinson

Alright—it’s not the nationwide legalization of gay marriage, but it’s a step in the right direction. On April 15th, President Barack Obama ordered hospitals throughout the country to allow visitation rights to homosexual partners, something that has been long overdue.

What prompted the change? A case in Florida. Janice Langbehn was kept from seeing her lesbian partner, Lisa Pond, who had suffered a fatal brain aneurysm. Even though Langbehn had power of attorney, she was denied visiting rights by officials at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Langbehn and the four children she raised with Pond were kept from seeing Pond before she passed away.

After ordering the Department of Health and Human Sciences to start drafting rules to allow visitation rights for homosexuals, President Obama called Langbehn to apologize. Finally, a change for the better.

The new law will also allow widows and widowers to receive visits from a companion or friend.

 

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