The public relations disaster continues. A White House petition on the incident:
We petition the Obama Administration to:
As a direct result of this hospital denying a gay partner to visit his spouse, and allowing blood family’s decisions to over-ride the legal spouse and denying him visitation this institution has thumbed its nose at the Administrations policy enacted in 2011. All Medicare eligibility needs to be removed from this hospital and complete audit of its policies needs to take place. In addition we demand that the Obama Administration reaffirm its commitment to allowing gay spouses visitation privileges even if the sick person’s family objects.
Created: Apr 11, 2013
Issues: Family, Health Care, Human Rights
Signatures needed by May 11, 2013 to reach goal of 100,000 99,087
Total signatures on this petition 913
That was quick.