This is pretty sick, but it’s just one of the plain, everyday results of inequality:
A gay man was arrested at a hospital in Missouri this week when he refused to leave the bedside of his partner, and now a restraining order is preventing him from any type of visitation.
Roger Gorley told WDAF that even though he has power of attorney to handle his partner’s affairs, a family member asked him to leave when he visited Research Medical Center in Kansas City on Tuesday.
Gorley said he refused to leave his partner Allen’s bedside, and that’s when security put him in handcuffs and escorted him from the building.
“I was not recognized as being the husband, I wasn’t recognized as being the partner,” Gorley explained.
And now there’s a restraining order filed against him! Horrifying.
Yesterday I wrote about Rep. Matt Salmon’s opposition to marriage equality, and the fact that his gay son seems to think that’s okay, and I specifically mentioned this sort of scenario. The good news is that I feel like people are finally starting to understand that it’s these simple day-to-day things that straight couples take for granted that we’re fighting for. But we are not there yet, by a long shot.
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