Hillary Clinton Grants Equal Benefits To Gay Diplomats

In Equal Rights for Gays, Human Rights, Madame Secretary Hillary Clinton, United States on May 24, 2009 at 9:06 pm

Hillary Gay Rights

“Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will soon announce that gay American diplomats will be given benefits similar to those that their heterosexual counterparts enjoy, U.S. officials said Saturday. In a notice to be sent soon to State Department employees, Clinton says regulations that denied same-sex couples and their families the same rights and privileges that straight diplomats enjoyed are ‘unfair and must end,’ as they harm U.S. diplomacy.

‘Providing training, medical care and other benefits to domestic partners promote the cohesiveness, safety and effectiveness of our posts abroad,’ she says in the message, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press.” The Associated Press/Matthew Lee

The Obama administration has a lot on its plate: Two interminable wars and an economy on the verge of collapse. Perhaps it’s understandable that gay rights wasn’t the first item on Obama’s agenda, however it’s now high time that the president address the issue of the discrimination that gays suffer on a daily basis.

It’s a shame and a disgrace that Obama shares the same Neanderthal approach to same-sex marriage as Miss California Carrie Prejean. Gay rights advocates should stop cutting Obama so much slack, and demand that he come out if favor of gay marriage.

Obama should move quickly and repeal the discriminatory “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy that has resulted in the dismissal from the armed forces of thousands of gifted, intelligent and patriotic gays and lesbians.

But I commend the work done by Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton for extending to gay diplomats the same benefits enjoyed by heterosexual couples.

This change in policy sends a clear message to the world that Secretary of State Clinton believes in equal rights for everyone, including the dedicated diplomats who serve our country abroad.

  1. madame ur’s personalty A-1.and looking beautiful.

  2. Good for Hilary; and I do think it was discussed; BO can not with all the other chit on his plate deal with gay marriage right now, REALLY, his support for her to proceed with this is great

  3. It’s no surprise Hillary went right to it and gave Gay couples due benefits. Hillary does and Obama talks. Obama let Rev. Warren give the invocation and delegated Rev. Robinson to the event by the Washington monument while making sure that the Reverends comments weren’t heard in the news cast. Time will show that Obama was never concerned about Gay rights but if it serves his purpose and makes him look good then it will happen.

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