I can't remember much about the years of physical and emotional abuse my brother, Eamon, suffered. The thing I do remember though, quite literally, is blood on his school shirt when he came home in the afternoon. The beatings and taunting were very frequent for him and a constant part of his school years.
Intolerance is not genetically encoded—it is taught. It is learned at home. It is learned in the classrooms and it is learned anywhere else we gather as a group. Bullying is torture, it is another betrayal of basic human decency and its scars reach into the future of its survivors.~ Colin Farrell ~
President Obama ordered hospitals to allow same sex partners access to their beloved who are in in-patient treatment. How many good reasons can you think of for that happening?
...and good medicine
That's right. What medical personnel don't know that people heal better and faster when surrounded by those they love? (That doesn't even bring into play the issue of stress impeding healing due to separation and no access.) And if those personnel don't know it--they have no business being in the profession (in my not so humble opinion).
A basic human right is now on the books. Thanks, Barry.