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Families of Hospitalized Man & Arrested Partner Come Forward

By Jason St. Amand | Apr 17
Conflicting arguments have surfaced after the story of a gay Missouri man who was arrested for refusing to leave his partner’s hospital bedside went viral.

Man Arrested for Refusing to Leave Partner in Hospital

By Jason St. Amand | Apr 12
A gay man in Kansas City, Mo., was arrested after he refused to leave his partner’s hospital bedside.

Tenn. Hospital Apologizes for Discriminating Against Lesbian Couple

By Jason St. Amand | Dec 22
A Tennessee hospital denied a lesbian woman the right to visit her partner, breaking anti-discrimination laws. The hospital’s chief executive officer plans to apologize to the woman.

Obama extends health care rights to gay partners

By Charles Babington | Apr 16
In a move hailed as a step toward fairness for same-sex couples, President Barack Obama is ordering that nearly all hospitals allow patients to say who has visitation rights and who can help make medical decisions, including gay and lesbian partners.

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