i’m not one to just sit back, so the other night I peppered all my local, state and federal reps as well as our Governor with what happened to our family so that it remains in the forefront of thoughts as hopefully the medical inequality is changed in our country. The first email I received back was from Sentator Murray:
Dear Ms. Langbehn:
Thank you for contacting me regarding the sad story of the death of your partner and your inability to be together as a family during a health emergency. I am very sorry for your loss.
I am working in the Senate to end discrimination on bases like the ones you faced. Americans should not suffer discrimination because of their sexual orientation or gender identity when applying for a job, finding a home, eating in a restaurant, serving in the military or working and living in any of our public institutions – a hospital is just one example.
We must not tolerate the stereotypes, prejudice or harassment of gays, lesbians, bisexuals or transgendered Americans. I will continue to encourage education and legislation so that we can teach Americans to respect the rights and dignity of every person regardless of their gender, religion, race, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.
Again, thank you for sharing your powerful story on this very important topic. Please feel free to contact me again on this or any other issue of concern.
I hope all is well in Lacey.