Sunday, May 26, 2013

IN THE NEWS: Gay Texan cut off from partner of 34 years who has Alzheimer’s after sister-in-law obtained guardianship

It's time for an end to this kind of stupidity: greedy relatives swooping in to steal what isn't theirs. States refusing to recognize long-term relationships. I guess we'll learn within the next 30 days what the U.S. Supreme Court's position is on the matter. - Tom
   I'm outraged that the man's sister would commit such a heartless, heinous act and prevent his partner from visiting. I'm seething about the entire matter. -Rob

Gay Texan cut off from partner of 34 years who has Alzheimer’s after sister-in-law obtained guardianship

The article: http://www.dallasvoice.com/caught-guard-10147985.html
TORN APART | Lon Watts, right, and Jim Heath are shown together the last time they saw each other.
PITTSBURG, Texas — With his partner of 34 years in a nursing home, a court order preventing him from entering the facility and two weeks to get out of his house, Lon Watts sold his wedding ring to pay for gas to get to his mother’s place in Oklahoma.
Watts never expected to be in this position, because he always thought of himself as part of his partner Jim Heath’s family.
But after Heath was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, his sister stepped in and took guardianship from Watts, who is now unable to see or talk to Heath. After the story of Heath and Watts recently made national news, Watts has renewed his fight to bring Heath home and launched a legal fund, but the fight could take years.

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

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We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

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