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Connie Schultz Forgets President Obama Opposes Gay Marriage

April 20, 2010 at 4:11 pm Matt Leave a comment Go to comments

So instead, the wife of Ohio’s junior Senator uses the pages of the Plain Dealer to write glowingly about meaningless fluff from the Obama Administration to pander to the homosexual lobby:

Only four days after Peter Taylor had moved in with the man he loved, he was racing him to the closest emergency room.

The following morning, his partner lay in a hospital bed and delivered the jarring news.

“I’m HIV-positive,” he told Peter. “This is an opportunity for you to leave.”

“Why would I do that?” Peter replied. “I’m here. I’m in love with you. And I’m staying.”

Thus began the nine months they had left. They exchanged rings and planned a trip to Canada to marry, but they never made it. Sam was never healthy enough to go. (Peter asked that I give his partner a pseudonym to protect his parents’ privacy.) Sam’s disease soon exploded into full-blown AIDS, and he spent weeks at a time in Lakewood Hospital, and then University Hospitals, neither of which ever challenged Peter’s primary role in Sam’s life.[...]

Even if a couple lives near a hospital that recognizes their rights as partners, fear looms. One never knows when illness may strike. Every out-of-town visit to family, every vacation, every road trip, they worry whether their documents — and their very relationship — will be honored if one of them is rushed to a hospital. Anyone who has ever had a loved one hospitalized knows the crucial role a family advocate can play.[...]

Last week, President Barack Obama finally issued an order that forces most hospitals to respect the rights of gay and lesbian partners. In essence, he told them to treat these couples like any heterosexual patient with a significant other and the necessary advance directives, such as durable powers of attorney and health care proxies. As usual, what’s good for gay and lesbian Americans is good for the rest of us, too, as the change in policy also stands to help single and widowed straight people who need the “support and comfort of a good friend.”

“For all of these Americans,” the president wrote, “the failure to have their wishes respected concerning who may visit them or make medical decisions on their behalf has real consequences. It means that doctors and nurses do not always have the best information about patients’ medications and medical histories and that friends and certain family members are unable to serve as intermediaries to help communicate patients’ needs. . . . And it means that all too often, people are made to suffer or even to pass away alone, denied the comfort of companionship in their final moments while a loved one is left worrying and pacing down the hall.”

It’s sad to think we needed a presidential order to force more hospitals to do the right thing for Americans who want to do exactly what we encourage and celebrate in committed couples.

Horrible stuff right? But inconvenient for the Schultzer is that ALMOST NO HOSPITAL HAVE ANY RESTRICTIONS ON VISITORS AT ALL.

Individuals can confer a health care proxy and power of attorney to anyone.

President Obama’s memo accomplishes nothing for visitation rights. Instead, it is another example of the Federal government taking over every tiny detail of healthcare and a subtle attempt to promote the homosexual lifestyle while still maintaining the President’s carefully poll tested opposition to homosexual marriage.

And to push that message, the wife of a United States Senator just shamelessly used the corpse of an AIDS victim as a prop.

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  • rand503
    First off, what prompted Obama to do this was the fact that a woman in Florida was in fact denied visitation rights to her dying partner, and that happened less than a year ago. There are many cases of this sort of thing happening, but if you are an anti-gay bigot, then of course you don't really follow the news about that sort of thing. You just dismiss it without any evidence whatsoever.

    Secondly, even if it's not an issue that affects most hospitals, even you admit that it will affect some. So I'm not sure what you are arguing -- that because it only happens once in a while, that's okay? I guess the gays should accept some discrimination once in a while, right?

    Third, what really gets you upset is that this "promotes the homosexual lifestyle." So I suppose your idea is that if we make things really difficult for gays, like preventing them hospital visitation rights, that will make people think twice about being gay? If so, I suggest that you enter the real world. People are gay despite the hardships; they are gay because they just are.

    So if I get this right, your argument is this: deny gays hospital visitation rights to make life miserable for them. Even though it doesn't work because hospitals don't deny them these rights anyway. And this will lead to gay marriage, which will make me turn gay.
  • seth247
    You have terrible grammar, anonymous author MATT. And you're very, very wrong. Many hospitals are private businesses, and they don't allow anyone but immediate family to see some patients.

    Your critique of the blog is mindless, and pointless. For the sake of pure, fiscal conservatism, I will leave you with one remark. Regardless of what you think about gays, having one in your hospital without a close relative around to inform the staff of specific conditions will most likely increase the costs and risks of any procedure performed. So allowing a same-sex partner to be present will save money on the whole. You're not going to get rid of homosexuals, so deal with them. Just like you're not going to get rid of the 10,000 other things you hate.

    So, maybe just stop hating and start loving. What have you got to lose?
    P.S. There is no god.
  • Kurt Hoffmann
    Even if a hospital has no specific statute on its books preventing gay partners from visitation, many hospitals enforce DE FACTO discrimination through other channels, denying visitation under the guise of something else entirely. To write that this type of discrimination doesn't exist is to be willfully ignorant. Check your facts.
  • My facts are correct. This is an effort to slowly approve gay marriage by having legal endorsements of such relationships. Hospitals are not nefarious operations busy finding creative ways to discriminate.
  • Seth
    Actually they are. At the whim of individual, racist, descriminative employees with great amounts of influence. The office of compliance is not as powerful as you might like it to be. Federal regulators and public opinion are the ONLY thing keeping ANY private hospital in check. Otherwise they would rape you blind in more ways than one, I promise you.
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