President Obama shared the story of PFLAG as "the story of America" in a speech on October 10, 2009.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
A federal court in Miami threw out the case of Janice Langbehn, a lesbian denied the right to visit her dying partner in a Florida hospital, saying that no law required the hospital to admit visitors.Read more:
Langbehn, a Washington state resident, filed the suit against Jackson Memorial Hospital after Lisa Pond, her partner of 17 years, died there in 2007. Pond suffered a brain aneurysm prior to a Caribbean gay cruise with their three children, and a hospital social worker refused to let Langbehn visit her dying partner, allegedly saying that Florida was “an antigay state.”
The court ruled in favor of the hospital, according to The Miami Herald, in a decision that Langbehn’s attorney called “extreme.”
PFLAG National Blog: Janice Langbehn Hospital Visitation Case Dismissed
Posted by Gabi Clayton at 3:08 PM