Reason #72,831 why all couples in love should be afforded the right to marry:
Police were called when Roger Gorley refused to leave the bedside of his sick partner, Allen, in a Missouri hospital on Tuesday — cops sided with Allen's family because he and Roger were unmarried.
The cops put Roger in handcuffs, escorted him off the hospital grounds, and even issued a restraining order against him — all because he wanted to be near the man he's been in a civil union with for five years.
Roger and Allen even filled out paperwork legally allowing them to make medical decisions for one another, but none of those documents mattered when Allen's family and the hospital forced Roger to leave.
After being dragged from his lover's bed, Roger sadly admitted:
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