Yesterday President Obama ordered his health care secretary to sanction new rules which grant same-sex partners hospital visitation rights, hence acknowledging them as legitimate family members!
The changes to the laws will also make it possible for same-sex couples to make medical decisions on their partner's behalf. In a statement, the president mentioned how "uniquely affected" gays and lesbians are by this change in the law as they are often denied access to their hospitalized partner, on the grounds they are not "family".
“Every day, all across America, patients are denied the kindness and caring of a loved one at their sides”
Although President Obama seemed to let the gay community down with regard to Prop8, and although it will take some time for these changes to take affect, I think this is a HUGE step in the right direction towards equality for all Americans!
Today, I am proud to be an American. Good going Obama!
-Vignette-Noelle Lammott, Fish out of Water Blog Commentator -
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