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Subject:  Re: What annoys the Right more? Date:  10/15/2012  1:13 PM
Author:  JLC Number:  648929 of 757902

2) Being able to see the other in a hospital and be allowed to make life death choices for medical care.

One experience changed me from being indifferent to gay marriage to a "supporter".

During ICU rotation in residency, had an AIDs patient dieing from multiorgan system failure. Estranged from his family for years. His partner was there saying this is what the patient's wishes would be. Legally I had to track down the next of kin/family. They did the total opposite of what the partner was saying just for spite.

True, the patient could have had a power of attorney written up, etc., etc., etc., but costs $$$ where a marraige license is $20.

JLC
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