Breaking News: Obama to extend benefits to gay federal workers

Obama to extend benefits to gay federal workers

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President Barack Obama gestures during a joint news conference with the South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak, not shown, Tuesday, June 16, 2009, in the Rose Garden of The White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama plans to extend health care and other benefits to the gay and lesbian partners of federal employees. White House officials say Obama plans to announce decision on Wednesday in the Oval Office. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because the president had not yet made the announcement.

The move would give partners of federal employees access to health care and financial benefits such as relocation fees for moves. Officials say Obama would detail more details of the decision on Wednesday.

More reports to come. Is this supposed to make up for the DOJ sending out that brief about DOMA? 


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