President Barack Obama is to extend federal benefits for partners to same-sex couples.
Woo Hoo! Right?
Well, not so fast. The benefits do not include health care and they aren't permanent. They would expire when he leaves office and don't apply to those serving in the military.
So, I take back my Woo Hoo and replace it with a :::::sigh:::::
Apparently this action is seen as some kind of concession after the whole Department of Justice defending DOMA--Defense of Marriage Act--last week with talk of incest and child marriage being somehow the equivalent of gay marriage.
It was just last month that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton unveiled equal benefits for gay partners of US diplomats stationed overseas, including benefits such as medical care, transport between postings and security training were offered to same-sex partners.
Again, makes me wonder if I didn't put a check next to the wrong name last November.