Eye Opener: Same-Sex Partners Get Benefits

The Washington Post
June 17, 2009
Happy Wednesday! President Obama will sign a memo today that extends some federal benefits to domestic partners of federal workers, including same-sex partners. The president will stop short, however, of pledging full health insurance coverage to those partners. In a conference call with reporters, Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry said "This is a first step, not a final step. This is an attempt to get our federal house in order, and that is very important to do. It’s an example of practicing before preaching, and I believe the president is taking bold action to do just that, to get the federal house in order." [Link]