Hatred of Gays in Missouri and France

The following was reported at The Huffington Post this week:

Roger Gorley went to Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo., on Tuesday to visit Allen, his partner of five years. But when he got there, a member of Allen’s family asked him to leave, according to Kansas City Fox station WDAF. When Gorley refused, hospital security allegedly handcuffed him and forcefully removed him from the premises. Now he cannot visit Allen at all because of a restraining order filed against him by the hospital.

“I was not recognized as being the husband, I wasn’t recognized as being the partner,” Gorley told WDAF, adding that the nurse on duty refused to verify their joint Power of Attorney status.

And in France, as Muslims and Christian conservatives ratchet up their opposition and protests against a same-sex marriage bill, a gay man was assaulted in Paris. Here’s an image of the beaten man:

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For gay equality, there is still work to do.

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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One Response to Hatred of Gays in Missouri and France

  1. It’s so sad to read this. Hatred. It makes no sense, but then we living in a very cruel world… Ivan

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