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PoliCon
06-17-2009, 10:39 PM
Obama OKs some benefits for employees' same-sex partners

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Obama signed an executive order granting some benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees Wednesday, calling it "a historic step" but promising more action to come.
President Obama has been criticized by gay rights activists for not doing more since taking office.

President Obama has been criticized by gay rights activists for not doing more since taking office.

"We've got more work to do to ensure that government treats all its citizens equally, to fight injustice and intolerance in all its forms and to bring about that more perfect union," Obama said.

The signing followed sharp criticism of the president over a Justice Department motion filed last week in support of the Defense of Marriage Act -- which effectively bars the federal government from recognizing same-sex unions. Obama said he still wants to repeal the act.

CONTINUED (http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/06/16/obama.same.sex.benefits/index.html) In complete defiance of DOMA. Why am I not surprised that Obama would not uphold but would rather subvert the law??? :rolleyes:

hazlnut
06-18-2009, 11:57 AM
In complete defiance of DOMA. Why am I not surprised that Obama would not uphold but would rather subvert the law??? :rolleyes:

Exactly how do you see him doing that?