Senate looks at expanding rights for gay federal workers
By CHRIS JOHNSON, Washington Blade
Oct 15 2009, 4:44 PM
A Senate bill that would extend domestic partner benefits to LGBT federal workers was touted as a way to make the federal government more competitive with the private sector during a congressional hearing Thursday.
The Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee heard testimony on the Domestic Partnership Benefits & Obligations Act, which would make the same-sex partners of federal employees eligible for the same benefits as the spouses of straight workers.