Posted by deirdrehbrt on February 9, 2006, at 12:08:52
In reply to Re: NH Weighs in. » deirdrehbrt, posted by AuntieMel on February 9, 2006, at 11:50:17
Thanks for your post. I'm glad that you have such reasonable friends and family. It's sad, still, to see that even in the case of your sister, her partner essentially needed the 'permission' of 'family'. Because they can't get married, they aren't considered family in the eyes of the law, the hospital, whatever. That's terribly sad. That's exactly my point.
I don't know how to help people understand that simple fact. People who love each other so much are legally prevented from seeing each other at their dying hour, or when they are in desperate need of each other.
Thank you for your beautiful examples of open-minded friends and family. I just wish that the GLBT community wouldn't have to rely on others to demonstrate that our relationships are legitimate.