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Dear President Obama…THIS ROCKS!

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Excellent! This is LONG overdue!

A new policy, implemented by President Barack Obama, went into effect yesterday that forces hospitals in Medicare and Medicaid to allow ALL patients to decide visitation rights, as well as who to entrust - regardless of sexuality or gender - with making medical decisions on their behalf!

Brian Bond, the White House Deputy Director of Public Engagement, writes:

"This policy impacts millions of LGBT Americans and their families. The President saw an injustice and felt very strongly about correcting this and has spoken about it often over the years."

HRC President Joe Solmonese responded to the news with:

"LGBT people experience discrimination in many aspects of their lives, but it is perhaps at its worst during times of crisis. We thank President Obama and HHS Secretary Sebelius for recognizing the hardships LGBT people face and taking this important step toward ensuring that no one will be turned away from a partner's hospital bedside again."

This truly is amazing news!

We're thrilled that Obama has taken these steps to ensure that ALL couples and families can legally be with their loved ones, and make the tough decisions if they have to - instead of being denied access to them!

The path to equal rights is still a long and difficult one, but successes like this make it all the more important that we remain adamant and continue to fight for what we deserve as human beings!

EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ALL!

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19 comments to “Dear President Obama…THIS ROCKS!”



  1. 1

    mario - you want to be recognized for being gay - you could give a flying fuck about equal rights for everybody……..



  2. 2

    Re: April 20th – You hit the nail right on the head.



  3. 3

    DADT repeal, Hospital visitation rights, the fact that his administration has hired more gay Americans than GWB and Bill CLinton combined, and the fact that he acknowledges us in just about every major speech he gives(including the one in Tuscan) just goes to show that he truly is our ally. He has done more for the gay rights movement than any other President.

    It feels good not to be ignored. I still have high hopes for DOMA and ENDA. Maybe in his second term?



  4. 4

    Re: April 20th – COULDN'T give a flying fuck. COULDN'T. What's wrong with you fucking moron Americans? Use some logic! COULD give a fuck means HE DOES CARE. Idiot!



  5. 5

    Bravo & thank you President Obama.
    Wow! This is another giant babystep.
    President Obama has done more for civil rights than anybody since the sixties.



  6. 6

    Sure it's great but I also just got a letter that medical will no longer pay for pain meds for those over 21 which contain tylenol- and tehy wont cover the stronger ones without it. My husband is disabled and recenetly had his 3rd shoulder surger WHICH DIDNT FIX A THING- i'm the only one working while 8 months pregnant and now we have another added expense. FML. Thanks Obama.



  7. 7

    Re: Samantha Anderson – If you can't afford a baby, you shouldn't have got pregnant. Don't expect everyone else to pay for you to raise a child.



  8. 8

    I agree with April 20th, yet again.

    That thing was the stupidest restriction on gays ever! If I was gay and on my death bed…. I'd want my partner there. That's terrible!



  9. 9

    YES!!!!!!!
    AMAZING NEWS!
    Perez PLEASE take time to go on the website and remove hateful comments! PLEASE!



  10. 10

    Re: mortalwombat – If you hate Americans to the point where you discriminate against ALL Americans, maybe you shouldnt be reading a site where majority of the readers are American, you fucking waste of life!

    We're all fucking morons… right well thats why we do what we can and what I can everyday to help out other countries that really dont even give a thanks, they just take and take.

    Go off yourself, seriously. I hate hearing ANY country being hated on as a whole.



  11. 11

    Yea. It also allows for your lover to freeze your butt so that he can smuggle a bone up there later. I'm kidding folks. Don't hate me because I amuse myself.

    Well… Then your gay lover can inherit pay the medical bills. Oh! What? You want to be the one who get's to decide to pull the plug, but not be responsible for the medical bills and stuff like that?

    The beauty for the LGBT community is that they get to PLAY husband and wife, but get to walk away if it get's ugly or too dificult unlike a legal husband or wife whi is responsible for everything.

    When Gay's can legally marry, they will fight to get out of it like every straight couple. I watched my parents split and it was ugly. My dad wished that he was gay and could have legally walked away.

    Enjoy your marriage AND DIVORCE. LOL



  12. 12

    that's very beautyfull, trully truly beatyfull, way to go u.s, now i can only hope that our newest president, dilma rousseff, does something about our rights, because our former president did absolutely NOTHING, but travel and show his face on the news.



  13. 13

    He doesn't care about gays. He just wants your vote and you morons will probably take the bait no matter how horrible a president he is. And he is FUCKING HORRIBLE!



  14. 14

    Re: Samantha Anderson – Perhaps you shouldn't have gotten pregnant before you got a job. The Government is not responsible for your EVERY DECISION. You need to get a REAL job, and STOP FUCKIN. Your husband can't be that disabled.



  15. 15

    YAY!!! Go obama!!!! This is great news. I really like Obama now way more than before because I feel like he is finally starting to do some of the things he promised. It took a long time due to the other things on his agenda but he will slowly get there. His approval rating has gone up too.



  16. 16

    Re: Samantha Anderson – you are stupid



  17. 17

    Re: mortalwombat – No, you're getting the sayings mixed up. April is saying that if Mario wants to be recognized they should try giving a shit about equal rights. I think… you're thinking of if I were to say "I could care less" it would be wrong, I should say "I couldn't care less". And anyways, fuck off.



  18. 18

    Re: piper_says – Pretty sure April's just a moron.



  19. 19

    About damn time. I would sneak them in regardless. It just wasn't right.