What is so great about Obama's inclusion of gay couples in hospital visitation rights? [video]
A lot of people have been telling me that they don't understand what the big deal about President Barack Obama issuing an executive memorandum to allow gay couples visitation rights in hospitals. The reason this is such a big deal is due to stories like this one.
It isn't a happy story, but it's true and hopefully behind us now. Carl and Harold were a happy old gay couple in California when suddenly due to a freak accident, they were separated and stripped off all their joint possessions.
Now that President Obama has decided to let the patients themselves decide who will get the visitation rights when they're hospitalized, this shouldn't be a problem any more!