This is possibly the most heartbreaking, nauseating thing we've read in quite some time.
An elderly homosexual man is pressing charges against Sonoma County in California for separating him from his partner and auctioning off their belongings!
Clay Greene lived with his partner of 20 years, Harold Scull, and apparently had protected all of their legal rights by naming each other in their wills, medical directives, etc.
Despite this, when Harold fell down the stairs and was taken the hospital, the county and health care workers chose to acknowledge Clay as only Harold's 'roommate' and refused to let them see each other. The courts appointed the county access to Harold's bank account to pay for his medical expenses!
The county then forced Clay against his will into a separate nursing home from his partner, and then took all of their belongings, AUCTIONED THEM OFF, and terminated the lease on their home. Harold apparently passed away three months after his accident.
Clay was never able to see him and will never be able to recover any of their belongings or property.
Thankfully, a team of lawyers managed to get Greene released from the home and together are building a case against the county, the auction company, and the nursing homes.
They will be going to trial in July.
We sincerely hope that everyone responsible for this travesty is exposed and punished accordingly for such a hateful, despicable display of cruelty. We can't even imagine the pain and heartbreak that poor man must be going through - to not only lose his partner, but to be separated and completely stripped of his legal rights without merit!
Nobody should have to endure that.
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