Hillary Clinton giving gay US diplomats equal benefits
by Elvish, Sat May 23, 2009 at 08:29:09 PM EDT
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.