What will gay Obama admin official do with case of lesbian seeking benefits?

As Mike Signorile reports, senior gay in the Obama administration, John Berry, who heads the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), wasn’t in office yet when OPM intervened to kill the health benefits of a lesbian partner of a gay federal employee. But Berry is in office now. And he has fewer than three weeks to make a decision reversing yet another discriminatory action taken by the Obama administration. Berry can claim he wasn’t responsible for the first time (though the Obama administration overall was), but in 20 days, if OPM continues to support discrimination against gays and lesbians, this will rest on Berry’s, and Obama’s, head.

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