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Report Explains Isolation of LGBT Seniors

Later this spring, the Illinois House is expected to vote on a measure that would grant both same-sex and opposite-sex couples many of the same legal protections that come with marriage. If the Civil Unions Act passes, it would give partners in a civil union a number of rights, including the ability to make medical decisions for their partner in an emergency. A report from the Howard Brown Health Center in Chicago says it will help many senior citizens in same-sex relationships who are feeling the effects of not having these rights. Howard Brown's Hope Barrett says it's tough to be older and gay, bisexual or transgender.

Music Button: Collette, "I Didn't Mean To Turn You On", from the CD Hypnotized, (Om records)

Related:
Older Adult Services at Howard Brown Health Center
Center on Halsted Hosts LGBT Elders Forum 

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