Posted by Corey Kaster on January 18, 2011
New federal regulations that prohibit hospitals from discriminating against visitors based on sexual orientation and gender identity take effect today.
According to the Human Rights Campaign, “These new regulations require all hospitals participating in Medicaid and Medicare programs – virtually every hospital in the country – to permit patients to designate visitors of their choosing and prohibit discrimination in visitation based on a number of factors, including sexual orientation and gender identity.”
Last year, President Barack Obama announced the regulations in response to the tragic story of Janice Langbehn and Lisa Pond of Florida. The couple was kept apart while Lisa died at a Miami hospital. (Source-The Advocate)
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Posted by Corey Kaster on January 7, 2010
He asked me as we watched our last sunset in Kona….
Posted in Hawaii, LGBT, Vacation | Tagged: couples, Engaged, gay marriage, HRC, Kona, LGBT, marriage equality, proposal, relationship | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Corey Kaster on December 14, 2009
Buying for Equality 2010 helps us support businesses that support us with every purchase we make.
Despite the economic downturn, more businesses than ever rated 100 percent on the HRC Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index — the basis for this guide — through banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, providing benefits for LGBT employees and their families and supporting LGBT equality publicly. Find out more about the criteria.
Consumers can support businesses that support us through everyday purchases, but can also directly thank them for their support, ask them to revise their policies or encourage them to participate in the Corporate Equality Index. Take action now.
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