Senate Builds Support For Same-Sex Partner Benefits

Law360, New York (October 19, 2009, 5:12 PM EDT) -- With the Obama administration's strong backing, Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., and his colleagues are pushing for action on a twice-delayed bill that would extend full benefits to federal employees' same-sex domestic partners, in an attempt to boost the government's image among younger workers.

U.S. Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry told members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Thursday that same-sex partner benefits had become a “litmus test for this generation” and could play a key role in attracting and retaining...
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