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Homophobia or Expedience? Sonoma County Goes on Trial

September 2010 | Loree Cook-Daniels

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The charges included, "indifference and a desire to humiliate and disparage Plaintiff Greene and Decedent and their personal relationship, separated them from each other, hindered and interfered with their contact and communication with each other, separated them from their property, including their beloved pet cats, and denied them physical, emotional, and financial support of each other, causing great physical and emotional suffering."

This is an in-depth discussion of allegations of abuse of a gay couple by a California Adult Protective Serivces agency. The case was later settled out of court for $650,000. This article was originally published in Victimization of the Elderly and Disabled, Vol. 7, No. 2, July/August 2004, and is reproduced here with permission. All other reproduction or distribution, in print or electronically, is prohibited. All rights reserved. Victimization of the Elderly and Disabled is a bimonthly report letter devoted to helping adult protective services and victim support professionals, residential and day facility managers, social workers, medical personnel, attorneys, enforcement officials, prosecutors and judges in their work with vulnerable populations. For more information, write Civic Research Institute, 4478 U.S. Route 27, P.O. Box 585, Kingston, NJ 08528 or call 609-683-4450. Web:  Copyright © 2004 Civic Research Institute, Inc.

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