gays treated like second class citizens

@bcote212 (1113)
United States
March 25, 2008 2:56pm CST
This happened in Florida His partner and his partner's parents were all missing โ€“ hours overdue from a family flight aboard a small private plane. Eric called his local airport, near Pinellas Park, Florida, to see if they had any information. They did, but they wouldn't give it to him. They said he was "not an actual family member," so they couldn't tell him whether his partner was alive or dead. He searched the TV news, where he soon saw footage of the plane he himself had ridden in many times. That was how he found out that his life partner of six years, Joseph Bellamy, had been killed with his parents in a plane crash. Watch Eric speak about the experience ยป It's simply wrong that GLBT Americans should be treated like second-class citizens, denied the right to care for their loved ones. Why is it that in the year 2008 we are still treated like second class citizens?
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• United States
25 Mar 08
Wow, I did not hear about this. I know being with someone for six years is a very long time, but it pains me more when someone gets hurt and ends up in the hospital extremely bad off and even though they've been dating for 25+ years they cannot see their partner because they are not considered family. It's terrible how we are treated sometimes simply because some strange notion that people have of what a 'normal' lifestyle is.
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@mememama (3077)
• United States
25 Mar 08
That is so sad! What a horrible way to hear such news. I agree, although I am not gay, I believe that everyone should have the same rights. I know so many straight people that don't take their marriages seriously, while others are fighting for it.
@bcote212 (1113)
• United States
25 Mar 08
I agree, something needs to be done. I cannot think of another group of people who are being denied rights.
@lancingboy (1386)
• United States
12 Apr 08
I haven't heard of that story. I think it is absolutely disgusting and disrespectful.