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Petitioning Marion County Coroner Dr. Frank P. Lloyd, Jr., MD

Indiana stage collapse: Tell coroner to release Christina Santiago's body to her same-sex partner

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Supporters

When a stage collapsed during the Indiana State Fair over the weekend, Christina Santiago, was one of the casualties.

The Marion County coroner's office is refusing to release Santiago's body to her partner Alisha Brennon; the office cited DOMA as the reason why they've turned down Brennon's request.

Indiana law requires next-of-kin to pick up Santiago's body, the state won't recognize Santiago's partner, Alisha Brennon, as the surviving spouse.

Not again, I too, was denied access to my dying partner who drowned in our home by a hospital claiming I had no legal rights to be with my dying partner, the funeral home would not allow me to make arrangement for my deceased wife. This type of discrimination needs to stop

 

Letter to
Marion County Coroner Dr. Frank P. Lloyd, Jr., MD
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Marion County Coroners office

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Release Christina Santiago's body to her same sex partner Alisha Brennon

When a stage collapsed during the Indiana State Fair over the weekend, Christina Santiago, was one of the casualties.

The Marion County coroner's office is refusing to release Santiago's body to her partner; the office cited DOMA as the reason why they've turned down Brennon's request.

Indiana law requires next-of-kin to pick up Santiago's body, the state won't recognize Santiago's partner, Alisha Brennon as the surviving spouse.

Not again! Charlene Strong was denied access to her dying partner who drowned in her home by a hospital claiming she had no legal rights to be with her dying partner, the funeral home would not allow her to make arrangement for her deceased wife. This type of discrimination needs to stop.

Please release Christina Santiago's body directly to her same sex partner.

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Sincerely,