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Important moment in LGBT progress

For those of you who haven’t yet seen the breaking news…. In the past hour the White House has issued a directive to the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop policies around visitation for all hospitals in the nation that receive Medicare and Medicaid money. Specifically, the subject is: Respecting the Rights of Hospital Patients to Receive Visitors and to Designate Surrogate Decision Makers for Medical Emergencies. This will effectively impact virtually every hospital in the United States and is a concrete step from the administration alleviate potentially devastating issues for LGBT couples across the nation.

Presidential Memorandum - Hospital Visitation

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Thanks for pointing that out, Tom. Reading that document actually made me cry with happiness.

Great news. And about bloody time.

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