1. Vint says

    If she wants to make health care decisions for Val if Val is incapacitated, she merely has to have Val fill out a Tennessee Appointment of Health Care Agent form, and have it witnessed or notarized. You don’t need to be married to be a Health Care Agent.

    Her rationale for suing should be to list the benefits one *has* to be married to obtain, such as tax advantages.

  2. Hey Darlin' says

    Unfortunately certain states still have to fight for equal treatment, especially southern states. As other states treat their citizens with dignity and equality, states who are not equal have begun the fight. Equality shouldn’t be made so difficult to achieve in America considering it’s founding principles. However the fight will make victory all the sweeter.

  3. Thomasina says

    Definitely not the most important fact of this case, but lawyer Abby Rubenfeld is the sister of actor Paul Reubens, a.k.a. Pee Wee Herman.