…but I am still skeptical.
Is anyone else totally over Barack Obama? ?? Up until now he’s hasn’t done a single thing for gay people, and his administration has actually supported discriminatory policies he promised to end.
I am encouraged to read that Obama is set to sign a Presidential Memorandum extending benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees. I work directly with federal employees at my job, and I know a lot of them are gay and are going to benefit greatly from this.
I have to wonder though, if all it took to make this happen is drafting a memo, why the f@#* wasn’t it done on day one? I would have guessed that sort of thing would have to go through congress. The details are supposed to be released tomorrow, I am anxious to see how extensive they will be.
It is well past time for the administration to move on DOMA, don’t ask don’t tell, federal employment laws, etc. These are no longer popular policies, he promised to support them and should man up and do so.