From the NYT:
The State Department will offer equal benefits and protections to same-sex partners of American diplomats, according to an internal memorandum Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton sent last week to an association of gay and lesbian Foreign Service officers.Wow wee, the federal government can recognize the rights of LGBT's but the military can not? WTF? Here is what Hillary had to say about the changes in State Department policy, from the same NYT article:
“Like all families, our Foreign Service families come in different configurations; all are part of the common fabric of our post communities abroad,” Mrs. Clinton said in the memorandum, a copy of which was provided to The New York Times by a member of the gay and lesbian association.Of course it's the right thing to do..why in the blue hell can't the rest of the federal government and the military see that?
“At bottom,” she said, “the department will provide these benefits for both opposite-sex and same-sex partners because it is the right thing to do.”
Good on ya Hillary..thanks for making the change. Now, pressure the rest of the departments and the military minds to do the same thing.