Sidelined Survivors? Already Grief-Stricken, Same-Sex Partners of Terrorist Attack Victims May Have to Fight for Equal Benefits. (Terrorism Aftermath)

By Dahir, Mubarak | The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine), November 6, 2001 | Go to article overview

Sidelined Survivors? Already Grief-Stricken, Same-Sex Partners of Terrorist Attack Victims May Have to Fight for Equal Benefits. (Terrorism Aftermath)


Dahir, Mubarak, The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)


Millions of dollars have poured into public and private relief agencies since the September 11 terrorist attacks. But activists worry that the lack of legal recognition of same-sex relationships may make it hard for surviving partners of gay and lesbian victims to obtain benefits equal to those of straight spouses.

"With few exceptions, the people at relief agencies are not hostile," said Matt Foreman, executive director of the Empire State Pride Agenda, a New York gay political group. "But the bureaucratic systems and processes they represent and work in are" when it comes to recognizing gay survivors and partners.

Foreman said officials of the American Red Cross, for example, have promised his group that they would "treat surviving partners as spouses. But so far they haven't produced a written system for how that would would work, and that's ridiculous."

Red Cross spokeswoman Kelly Alexander confirmed that "there are no specific guidelines" for dealing with same-sex partners but added that "if the person listed as the next of kin is the partner of a same-sex couple, then that's who we deal with. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited article

Sidelined Survivors? Already Grief-Stricken, Same-Sex Partners of Terrorist Attack Victims May Have to Fight for Equal Benefits. (Terrorism Aftermath)
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this article
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.