Well it was nice to sleep in my own bed last night after I've been away for work in a nice little mining town in Nevada. Sounds exciting no? Well the highlight was hanging out with my drunk bosses at the hotel casino. Drunk bosses are the best bosses, very entertaining and you definitely learn a lot!
I'm pretty sure I got all the smoke smell out of my hair now so I'm no longer a walking cigarette. Gotta love the casinos.
This morning I heard this story on the radio and it made me so sad and so mad at the same time. I looked it up online to check it out for myself and I still can't believe it.
Two elderly men, Clay and Harold, have been partners for 20 years. Though they were never married, they had all their legal paperwork in place naming the other for such things as beneficiaries, medical decisions, etc.
Harold, 88, fell down the stairs in front of the men's home and was taken to the hospital. The hospital workers refused to let Clay, 77, to see Harold at all when legally he should have been the first person consulted about Harold's health.
That right there pissed me off, but here's the sad part. While Harold was in the hospital, the county fought for conservatorship of their estate, saying that Clay was just his "roommate"! The court only allowed the county limited access, but the county was able to take their home, their vehicles, and all their assets!
Not only that but the county put Clay in a nursing home against his will and denied his requests to see his partner. After three months of this separation, Harold died! Clay was never allowed to see Harold before he died! They've been together 20 years!
Can you believe that? The only thing Harold has left is one photo album.
ONE. PHOTO. ALBUM.
Clay was finally released from the nursing home, thanks to his lawyer, but as of yesterday, he has not been able to get back any of his possessions that the county just auctioned off!
Can you imagine losing your partner and everything the two have you have owned together? Everything that reminds you of them? It just makes me sick. Seriously, what is wrong with giving gay and lesbian couples the same rights as straight married couples?
Aaaaarrrrggghhhh! It makes me so mad that people get treated like this, what is this world coming to?
1 year ago