Obama gets trumped on LGBT rights

24 05 2009

…by Hillary mutha-fuckin’ Clinton.

In a time when a lot of people are questioning where Obama is on LGBT issues, and whether we will see the end of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (not to mention 100 other things), Mrs. Clinton stands up and does something amazing:

“Like all families, our foreign service families come in different configurations; all are part of the common fabric of our post communities abroad,” Clinton said in the memorandum, a copy of which was provided to The Times by a member of the gay and lesbian association.

“At bottom,” the paper quotes Clinton as saying, “the department will provide these benefits for both opposite-sex and same-sex partners because it is the right thing to do.”

A senior State Department official confirmed the new policy, but did not say when it would take effect, the paper said.

Among the benefits are diplomatic passports, use of medical facilities at overseas posts, medical and other emergency evacuation, transportation between posts, and training in security and languages, according to the report.

I wonder who gets the credit for this one — is it an Obama win or is it a Clinton win? Or, more importantly, is it a win for the couples?

I’m amazed :-). Yea. Look, things are getting done.

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2 responses

25 05 2009
topher42

are you sure it’s him being trumped, or is it letting his administration make some of the decisions?

25 05 2009
SkeptikOne

His administration….his decision regardless of who articulated the change…

The buck is always cashed in the Oval Office…

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