Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Obama to extend benefits to gay federal workers

As an increasing chorus of LGBT activists continue to criticize the Obama administration over the way it has handled "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the Defense of Marriage Act and other issues, the White House has announced it plans to extend benefits to the same-sex partners of federal employees.

Some activists remain highly skeptical of the proposal because it reportedly will not extend health benefits, but it is almost certainly a significant baby step forward for those who continue to criticize the commander-in-chief for his arguable failure to adequately uphold the promises he made to LGBT Americans on the campaign trail.

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