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NCLR Praises President Obama’s Order Extending LGBTQ Hospital Visitation Rights

A Statement from NCLR Executive Director Kate Kendell (Washington, D.C., April 15, 2010) — Today President Barack Obama ordered the Department of Health and Human Services to prohibit discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in hospital visitation. The new rule will grant hospital visitation rights to same-sex partners, and making it easier for LGBTQ people to make medical decisions on behalf of their partners. A statement from Kate Kendell, Executive...

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