A story for those who think "domestic partnerships" are just as good as marriage for same sex couples
click thru and read the article for more info but there are two points I want to be sure people seeSame-sex couple in Henderson upset with hospital's treatment
CARSON CITY -- On the wall of their Henderson home, Brittney Leon and Terri-Ann Simonelli proudly display their certificate of domestic partnership.
Under a 2009 state law, the document gives them all the rights of married couples.
Or so they thought.
Then there is the last little bit of total hypocrisy by the hospitalA woman who identified herself as public relations representative at Spring Valley Hospital told a Review-Journal reporter in a phone interview that the hospital policy requires gay couples have power of attorney in order to make medical decisions for each other .
When asked if she was aware of Nevada's domestic partnership law, she accused the reporter of bias and hung up the telephone.
They were happy to take the insurance payment which was due to a corporation accepting domestic partnerships but they wouldn't allow the domestic partner to make the same medical decisions they would give to a married couple - hypocrisy much?Looking back, Leon is amused by one requirement imposed by the hospital.
When she checked in, she said, the administration officer asked for her insurance. She is insured through Simonelli's policy from her job at a Strip hotel. Leon said the hospital readily accepted the insurance, and the officer even asked for Simonelli's Social Security number.
"They wanted to be sure they would get paid," she said.