Is this really for the sake of goodness?

Clay Greene and Harold Scull were an elderly gay couple in love. Throughout the 20 years they spent building a life together they had assembled all the necessary legal paperwork – wills, POA papers, advanced directives – to be as certain as possible the other would be secure should something happen to one of them. This was especially important for Clay, 77, as he was healthier and younger than Harold, 88.

It didn’t matter.

One evening, Harold fell down the front steps of their home and was taken to the hospital. Based on their medical directives alone, Clay should have been consulted in Harold’s care from the first moment. Tragically, county and health care workers instead refused to allow Clay to see Harold in the hospital. The county then ultimately went one step further by isolating the couple from each other, placing the men in separate nursing homes.

The county described Clay as nothing more than a “roommate” to a judge, sold all his property at auction, and would not allow him to see his most cherished human being during the final months of one of their lives. Now that Harold has died, Clay has nothing. He has been freed from his forced imprisonment at the nursing home, but all his possessions, his memories, his life – it’s all gone. It’s utterly gone.

This is what 53% of Mainers voted to allow last November. It’s what 30 other states have demanded be possible. It’s what the liars who claim the government has no interest in allowing same-sex marriage want. All these people, these majority Americans, desire that people be mistreated, abused, disregarded based upon sexual orientation.

Why is there no shame?

6 Responses

  1. The right wing has no shame because they have no compassion. They are just selfish and look to advantage themselves, even to the detriment of others.

  2. Under who’s authority was Mr. Greene kept imprisoned when there was no valid medical reason?

  3. Sonoma County.

    It gets worse. If you follow that link to the .pdf, it says county officials claimed Harold suffered from a number of mental impairments (dementia among them), yet they also induced him into signing away his rights in a conservatorship that gave them undue ‘rights’.

  4. OMG! This is just the most horribly sad thing!!!

  5. It’s an outrage. Even if you disapprove of homosexuality and think it’s immoral or even sick, you have to agree that there should be equal rights. I don’t get the people who oppose it.

  6. Land of the free, eh? The greatest democracy, leader of the free world…

    Do people seriously believe that shit? The US is the most backwards country in the western world. Money doesn’t make right.

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