The absence of legal protections for same-sex couples made the news last year when a Kansas City hospital denied a man the right to stay by his male partner’s bedside.
Now many area hospitals are trying to make themselves more accommodating to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patients and their families.
Nearly two years ago, Kris Saim received some harrowing news. He was diagnosed with Stage III colon cancer. But the diagnosis wasn’t the only thing he was worried about.