LGBT Obama to OK benefits for same-sex partners of federal workers

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  1. NOVAJock

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    Obama to OK benefits for same-sex partners of federal workers

    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Obama will sign a memorandum Wednesday granting health care and other benefits to the same-sex partners of federal employees, two senior administration officials said.

    The signing will take place in the Oval Office and follows sharp criticism of the president over a Justice Department motion filed last week in support of the Defense of Marriage Act -- which opposes same-sex marriage -- that used the government's interest in opposing incestuous marriages to support its position against same-sex marriage.

    Gay and lesbian advocates have also faulted the Obama administration for not moving to repeal the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy that bars officials from asking about a service member's sexual orientation but also bars the service member from revealing it.

    The president rankled gay advocates before his inauguration when he named megachurch pastor the Rev. Rick Warren to deliver the invocation at his swearing-in. Warren, in an interview with Belief.net, likened homosexuality to bestiality and incest. He also supported California's Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in that state.

    During the Warren controversy, Obama -- who frequently spoke in favor of gay and lesbian rights during the campaign but has said he opposes same-sex marriage -- declared himself "a fierce advocate for gay and lesbian Americans."
     
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    link to actual press release from the White House

    http://www.advocate.com/news_detail_ektid91133.asp

    ho health benefits


    I'm getting so tired of working so hard for equal rights and getting these fucking crumbs.

    This is just more proof that our only hope for actual change will have to come from the state level and not from the federal level, no matter what the candidate says to get elected.
     
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    Sam, don't you think it's great that next time you're on a diplomatic mission in an unstable country with your significant same-sex other, and civil unrest breaks out you can get him helicoptered out by the U.S. government with you?
     
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    camarosrool yes i am

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    meh. too little to late. Obama is selling out gays. Im not surprised, but I am surprised by the reaction.
     
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    I still lol at all the gays who thought Obama was their savior, he couldnt care less, all he wanted was to get elected. He is even defending the act passed by the gays other one time savior, Bill Clinton.
     

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