Author Nicola Griffith has blogged a call to action, which you can find here, in regards to a woman dying in the hospital whose same sex partner and children were not allowed by law to see her or receive any updates on her condition. The hospital was later sued and the state awarded the hospital the win. Complete insanity, complete and utter discrimination, all made somehow legal. A woman died alone without the ability to see her loved ones, her children, because she was a lesbian. That’s it, that’s all.
As another writer, Jeffrey Ford, states in his blog, “I’m sure many of those enforcing this law think themselves “good Christians,” but that’s the problem with too many Christians these days — they know all the dogma but forget about Christ’s most important message — Compassion. There were also those involved, no doubt, who let the stupid Law grind itself out because they couldn’t think through to the point of how heinous it is. I didn’t see anything about this case on the news — just endless stories about the publicity stunt with the kid in the UFO. Sometimes I just get disgusted with America. The open and government sanctioned persecution of gays in our culture shows us at our absolute worst. Here we are in the 21st century and this situation, instead of getting better, is a Civil Rights crisis.”
Go read Nicola’s blog first, then blog about this crime yourself. Yes, that’s what it is: a criminal act justified as legal by an unfair, discriminatory legal system.