September 11 Digital Archive: XML Document
Wednesday, November 28, 2001 1:52 PM
Victims of September 11
I am hoping that when the rules and regulations are set-up in regards to
the financial support that is distributed to the survivors of victims of
the disaster in New York on September 11, 2001 that consideration will be
given to the loved ones of gay, lesbian, and transgendered partners.
As gay, lesbian and transgendered people have no way of legally obtaining
marriage licenses it is very hard for us to in cases like this to be
treated equally as others. We are not asking for special privileges, but
In many cases, households that are set-up with life partners are devastated
when a tragedy such as this strikes. Many times insurance policies and
wills can be contested by family members who have more rights than someone
who may have been in a loving relationship for years with the deceased.
I am just asking that gay, lesbian and transgendered citizens and taxpayers
of the United States be treated fairly.
Thank you for your consideration.