This is good news for LGBT couples.
In the memo scheduled to be released to the public on Friday morning, the president continues: "There are few moments in our lives that call for greater compassion and companionship than when a loved one is admitted to the hospital. ... Yet every day, all across America, patients are denied the kindnesses and caring of a loved one at their sides."
For years gay-rights advocates have argued against the family-only policy of hospitals that unfairly discriminates against same-sex couples.
Friday, April 16, 2010
Obama orders LGBT visitation rights
CNN is reporting that President Barack Obama has told the Department of Health and Human Services to establish a rule that would not allow hospitals to deny visitation privileges to gay and lesbian partners. According to the report: