If you take a step back and look at it from the viewpoint of an individual who has no family, considers his or her friends to be family- Weird that someone can tell you who or who cannot visit you in the hospital, possibly on your death bed.
I am heterosexual, but I would hope that if I were in the situation, my friends who I consider more as family would be able to be there with me during such a traumatic time. I would hope that for homosexual individuals, too.
It's funny that we all fight for individual freedoms, but try to take away those from others.
May your beer stay cold!