Sonoma County, CA officials separated an elderly gay couple and sold all of their worldly possessions One evening, Harold fell down the front steps of their home and was taken to the hospital. Based on their medical directives alone, Clay should have been consulted in Harold's care from the first moment. Tragically, county and health care workers instead refused to allow Clay to see Harold in the hospital. The county then ultimately went one step further by isolating the couple from each other, placing the men in separate nursing homes.
There are no words strong enough to describe how very inhuman, cruel, and indecent this was. To seperate a couple of 20 years, to deny them the chance to be together when the other is on their deathbed, and to sell all their possessions so that the only thing the surviving partner has is a photo album is too cruel. It's too cruel, and should never have happened.
This needs to be told. People need to know, to understand that this should not have happened. Spread the word anyway you can. Tweet it, blog it, send a request for the local paper, the Press Democrat ( firstname.lastname@example.org
) to cover it, as well as major news networks.