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DIS-002: Civil Unions

Civil Unions: The Wisconsin Medical Society opposes efforts to bar any civil union other than heterosexual marriage because of the negative health care effects it may have on our gay and lesbian patients and their families and dependent children, such as

  • Hospital visitation privileges
  • Bereavement privileges
  • Giving permission for procedures for minor children in those families
  • Insurance coverage for dependent children in these families (HOD, 0411)*