There has been no place to put the deceased, so many are left in the water. (Carolyn Cole / LA Times)
If my previous post on past fundraising for the Red Cross seemed to suggest that the "domestic partners" struggle was over, I'd be full of it. Gay victims of Katrina are still going to have a rough time getting their family ties honored.
The good news is that the Red Cross has a history of recognizing the needs of gay families in disaster situations.
The most effected states, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, all have laws that deny legal status to same sex couples.
The bad news is that FEMA's intervention might even make the situation of gay families more devastating. From 365gay.com:
We can only hope that so many heads will be rolling in FEMA that they forget to notice they have license to mess with gay folks.