Jason Howard Green

Jason Howard Green

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Obama Grants Benefits to Same-Gender Couples

President Barack Obama just signed a memo granting certain benefits to federal employees same-gender relationships that are currently denied domestic partner benefits. This memorandum does not bring gay and lesbian couples the full range of benefits equal to there heterosexual counterparts [health insurance is not included] but it is a step in the right direction. Obama states in the video, "That 's why I'm proud to announce my support of the Domestic Partners Benefits and Obligations Act."

This video makes me feel a little better about our President. He has been so quiet for so long regarding LGBT issues I was beginning to wonder if everything he promised while campaigning was just rhetoric.

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