Romney Believes States Should Decide if Gay Couples Have Hospital Visitation “Benefits”

Okay folks, we’re getting down to the wire now.  If you are still undecided, this just might change your mind.  If not, pass it on to someone you know who is leaning toward Romney.  Scary stuff.

In an interview with Buzzfeed, Romney  adviser Bay Buchanan told Chris Geidner:

“Governor Romney also believes, consistent with the 10th Amendment, that it should be left to states to decide whether to grant same-sex couples certain benefits, such as hospital visitation rights and the ability to adopt children.”

Benefits?  Romney’s stance on lesbian and gay issues is clear.  He opposes gay marriage and would fight for a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage country-wide.  Now he further insults the LGBT community by referring to what should be rights as benefits?  Some sort of privilege?    Help!

Read: Romney May Stop Hospital Visitation for Gay Couples

Meanwhile, you and your partner should execute a document granting each other the authority to visit each other in case of emergency hospital treatment.  As a lawyer, I routinely prepare such a document (among others) for my lesbian and gay couples.  Read more about documents of protectionfor lesbians and gays in Connecticut on my website. 

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