Grand Divisions

Tennessee Equality Project seeks to advance and protect the civil rights of our State’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons and their families in each Grand Division.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Phoenix couples' right to hospital visitation recognized

The Phoenix City Council on Wednesday unanimously voted to create a domestic-partner registry, following in the footsteps of Tucson, which launched a similar program in 2003.

Domestic partner registration allows the right of partners to visit each other in Phoenix hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers and other health-care facilities.

The Tennessee Equality Project hopes to pursue similar legislation on hospital visitation and medical decision making in the 2009 Tennessee General Assembly.

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