John Berry, the former director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, was nominated Friday as U.S. ambassador to Australia, the White House announced on Friday. On background from the White … [Read more...] about Obama Nominates Gay Man as U.S. Ambassador to Australia
The Obama cabinet rearrange continues. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced yesterday he'll step down later this year, leaving yet another open spot for the president to nominate. As speculation … [Read more...] about Will Openly Gay OPM Director Be Next Interior Secretary?
An executive order on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act "as soon as possible" is at the top of list of requests Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin has for President Obama now … [Read more...] about Executive Order on ENDA, LGBT Cabinet Member Among Requests HRC Has for President Obama
Earlier yesterday, I reported that next month, same-sex partners of federal employees can begin applying for benefits. Late yesterday, a memo came from the White House: Said OPM Director John … [Read more...] about White House Issues Memorandum on Extension of Benefits to Same-Sex Domestic Partners of Federal Employees
A memo signed by Obama last June extending benefits to federal employees of same-sex partners will begin taking effect next month, and has been broadened "to include same-sex domestic partners of … [Read more...] about OPM: Same-Sex Partners of Federal Employees Can Apply for Benefits Next Month
In late November I posted about the White House's order to the Office of Personnel Management to defy a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals judge's order to provide health benefits to the spouse of … [Read more...] about Federal Agency Denies Benefits to Spouse of Lesbian Employee