Obama takes a big step forward on the decency front:
President Obama mandated Thursday that nearly all hospitals extend visitation rights to the partners of gay men and lesbians and respect patients’ choices about who may make critical health-care decisions for them, perhaps the most significant step so far in his efforts to expand the rights of gay Americans.
This is something he should have done long ago, I think. In any event, I’m glad it’s done now. The next step, I presume, is Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli suing to stop this from taking force in Virginia.