VA’s new life insurance law benefits same-sex couples

GOP Governor in Virginia Signs Life Insurance Bill Benefiting Gays

B. Daniel Blatt Gay Patriot 5/2/2010

Thanks to a bill passed by the Republican House of Delegates, Democratic state Senate and signed into law by the Republican Governor, life just improved for gay people in the Commonwealth of Virginia. And all without spending one […]

Hospital Decision Is Safe Ground on Gay Rights for Obama

Kevin Sack The New York Times 4/16/2010

ATLANTA — President Obama has found a way to support gay rights that least offends those who oppose them.

Allowing same-sex partners the same rights as straight couples to visit and make medical decisions for their hospitalized loved ones enjoys broad public backing, even as the country […]

Obama extends hospital visitation rights to same-sex partners of gays

By Michael D. Shear Washington Post 4/16/2010

President Obama mandated Thursday that hospitals extend visitation rights to the partners of gay men and lesbians and allow same-sex couples to share medical power of attorney, perhaps the most significant step so far in his efforts to expand the rights of gay Americans.

The president directed the […]