For such a patient, a judge could not find that there was clear and convincing evidence to withdraw food and water if there were a dispute among the patient's relatives about whether that was the patient's wish, they said.
The family members whose views would be considered would include the patient's spouse, parents and children, said Jacobson, who took the lead at a news conference.
Also, the view of a majority of the patient's siblings could be considered, Jacobson said.
Apparently, such a patient's same-sex life partner is just S.O.L. Because, y'know, giving those people the same rights/status as heterosexuals would destroy civilization.