The following information is from the APSA's website. Seems like there is no legitimate reason to boycott now.
Two recent changes have affected the Louisiana legal situation. A federal Executive Order has extended a guarantee of equal hospital visitation rights for all unmarried couples in hospitals receiving Medicare funds. Also the Louisiana Supreme Court has ruled in support of unmarried couples, regardless of sexual orientation, for contract, property, and end of life decisions.
President Obama has issued an executive order to extend the guarantee of equal hospital visitation rights for all unmarried couples in hospitals receiving Medicare funds. The rule went into effect January 2011. According to the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force:
"Under the regulations, hospitals may not place any restrictions on visitation based on sexual orientation. In addition, the hospitals must inform each patient of his or her right to receive visitors designated by the patient, 'including, but not limited to, a spouse, a domestic partner (including a same-sex domestic partner), another family member or a friend.' Any hospital found to violate the new rules risks losing a major source of revenue."
The end-of-life decision-making rights do require an extra step in New Orleans as in most areas of the country. Partners must establish a medical power of attorney between unmarried heterosexual and homosexual couples. Many associations meeting in New Orleans have made these available on line to attendees as part of their convention planning, as APSA will do.
Also in 2006 the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled that the state constitutional amendment did not affect existing rights of unmarried couples, though they did not overturn the constitutional amendment on same sex marriage. In the words of Chief Justice Calagero:
Nothing in the majority opinion would prohibit an unmarried couple from contracting to be co-owners of property, from designating each other as agents authorized to make critical end of life decisions, or leave property to each through wills. The majority opinion does not disturb or impair the fundamental contract and property rights possessed by all individuals, be they homosexual or heterosexual, married or unmarried.