It’s good news for gays and lesbians working for the federal government as they now will enjoy some health benefits extended by President Obama. Under the new measure, domestic partners of federal workers will get health benefits which include long-term care insurance. They will also be able to use sick days to care for their partners if they become ill.
Members of the foreign service will also enjoy the same benefits allowing partners of diplomats to use medical facilities at US posts abroad, to benefit from medical evacuations and to be included in housing allocations.
The measure however does not include comprehensive health and life insurance. Be that as it may, it is one step at the right direction for the causes brought forth by the LGBT community.