FL: Area Hospitals Will Honor Orlando Domestic Partner Registry

Written by scott on January 20th, 2012

Orlando Domestic Partner RegistryOrlando’s new domestic-partner registry could soon be used by patients and their loved ones in hospital rooms all over Central Florida.

Officials from Metro Orlando’s two largest hospital chains say they will honor the registry throughout their systems, even outside city limits. That means gay and straight couples who register with Orlando could secure greater visitation and decision-making powers at hospitals across the region.

“The gay community, at large, would be ecstatic,” said Mary Meeks, an attorney and member of Orlando Anti-Discrimination Ordinance Committee. “It would be very comforting to hear. We applaud the hospitals for doing this.”

Full Story from the Sun-Sentinel

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