Governor Scott Walker Kills Same-Sex Couples Hospital Visitation Rights
by David Badash on April 9, 2012
Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker just moved to prevent same-sex couples from accessing their legal hospital visitation rights, despite both Wisconsin state law and an Obama HHS mandate. Going forward, same-sex couples will not be able to be recognized as next of kin — unless they have previously taken drastic legal measures, and unless those are accepting at the hospital — during emergency room visits, or even during routine hospital procedures in Wisconsin.
<..> Via Doug Mataconis, who describes Walker’s actions as “despicably cruel” we get this news out of Wisconsin:
Madison – Gov. Scott Walker believes a new law that gives gay couples hospital visitation rights violates the state constitution and has asked a judge to allow the state to stop defending it.
Is there nothing that man won't try to overturn to push the RWNJs agenda? He can't be recalled soon enough.