Tag: hospital visitation

New HHS policies include LGBT people

Secy. Kathleen Sebelius In his Memorandum on Hospital Visitation executive order, President Barack Obama not only ordered hospitals to allow patients to designate visitors regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. He...

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All families deserve equal access to housing

Editor’s Note: The following article was submitted by U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan in the wake of last week’s announcement that HUD has proposed new rules ensuring that LGBT families will not...

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Hospital visitation rules take effect

Parkland Hospital An executive order saying hospitals that receive federal funding must allow same-sex visitation went into effect on Tuesday. Federal funding includes Medicare and Medicaid payments. President Barack Obama...

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Ill. House OKs civil unions; Senate vote today

The Illinois House voted 61-52 on Tuesday to grant gay couples some of the same rights as married heterosexual spouses, including hospital visitation, health-care decision-making and the disposal of a loved one’s remains. From...

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