Here’s the background: Washington United for Marriage recently began running the ad you see below which describes how one woman’s daughter wasn’t able to be visited by her partner in the hospital after she suffered a cancer-related seizure. Hospital staff wouldn’t even call her. Why? Because they weren’t married; they were “only domestic partners.”
Preserve Marriage Washington pitched a little fit:
Calling this a “pants on fire” misrepresentation, Preserve Marriage Washington Communications Director Chip White said, “This claim is a bold-faced lie.”
As explained on the Washington State Hospital Association’s website at http://www.wsha.org/bulletinDetails.cfm?EID=6275, “Washington State has a legal requirement under the domestic partnership law enacted in 2007 that state registered domestic partners be granted the same visitation rights ‘as a spouse’ when in a health care facility…”
The opponents of marriage equality have convinced voters with lies like these 32 times. They’re gearing up now to plaster the airwaves with even more falsehoods and it churns my stomach. Please consider donating to Washington United for Marriage because their campaign has a very real chance of winning this time and breaking the cycle.