Hillary Clinton giving gay US diplomats equal benefits

Hillary Clinton will soon announce that gay American diplomats will receive equal benefits as their straight peers. This is certainly good news as there's still hope for equal rights to same-sex couples. It is now time for us to pressure this Democratic Legislature and President Obama to expand the rights to all U.S. personals. We've recently seen the expulsion of gay military officers who are translators, air-force members, and so forth and this should stop as it is putting our troops at a higher risk. There are estimated about 3 million gay military members who are serving this nation. Other developed countries have policies in place that do not discriminate gay members. It is time for us, progressives, to actively support equal rights policies.

Hillary Clinton has once again shown us that she can take the heat to do what is right. Let us support her to ensure that this change will go through smoothly.

Link to the story: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090523/ap_o n_go_ca_st_pe/us_us_diplomacy_clinton

Tags: gay, Hillary Clinton, State Department (all tags)

Comments

6 Comments

Good.

Good policy begins at home.

by chrisblask 2009-05-24 06:36AM | 0 recs
Re: Hillary Clinton

That's Our Girl!!! Thank you Hillary.

by nikkid 2009-05-24 07:07AM | 0 recs
Re: Hillary Clinton giving gay US

Hillary-Hillary-Hillary, uh,huh; uh,huh, you got it...

by linfar 2009-05-24 10:38AM | 0 recs
I'm wondering

if she made this decision entirely on her own?

Did she think it might give Obama a nudge in the right direction?

There are lots of unanswered questions here, but the main thing tonight is to give a hearty "Bravo!" to Hillary Clinton for doing the right thing!

Now it's your turn, Mr. President.

by Radiowalla 2009-05-24 06:58PM | 0 recs
I think it is the Obama administration policy..

she wouldn't have made the policy without having President Obama on board...

by louisprandtl 2009-05-25 04:25PM | 0 recs
Well officially it's an administration policy

but I doubt it would've happened if both of them weren't in agreement of it.

I would guess it probably originated with her, she asked the President if she could set this policy, he agreed, she set the policy.

by DTOzone 2009-05-25 06:28PM | 0 recs

Diaries

Advertise Blogads