Civil Liberties

Hospital Says it Removed Man's Partner over Bad Behavior, Not Sexuality

Fight between him and family members


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Lee's Summit man claims he was arrested and forced to leave his partner's hospital room because the hospital refused to recognize the couple's gay partnership.

But, the hospital disputes those claims Thursday saying he was asked to leave not because of his sexual orientation, but because of bad behavior.

Hospital Corporation of America, which is the parent company of Research Medical Center where the incident happened, said the man's claim is inaccurate.