minor, and I mean minor progress on gay shit at the federal level

[Item one] – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is asking the government to provide benefits to same-sex partners of employees in foreign affairs agencies.

Really? You mean the federal government is having trouble recruiting the best employees when they’re not currently offering the same level of benefits that virtually every Fortune 500 company offers?  Fancy that.

AFP article here.

[Item two] – See photo below


photo by Pete Souza / White House

The Advocate is reporting Judy Shepard was invited to the Oval Office on Monday to discuss federal hate-crimes legislation.  The Obama administration has recently displayed apathy in both repealing DOMA and “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” but Obama assured Judy Shepard he was a supporter of the hate-crimes bill named after her late son Matthew.

Read the full Advocate article about the meeting here.


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