Democracy Now: Obama Expands Benefits for Same-Sex Partners of Federal Workers

Back in the United States, President Obama has expanded benefits for the same-sex partners of federal employees. On Wednesday, Obama said he had ordered government agencies to provide benefits including assistance services, hardship transfers and relocation expenses. Obama says existing federal law prevents him from taking further steps to provide same-sex couples with the full array of benefits offered to heterosexual married couples and called on Congress to pass legislation to correct the discrepancy.

~ by wheresthemic on June 4, 2010.

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