New Benefits for Same-Sex Couples May Be Hard to Implement Abroad

President Barack Obama signed a memorandum last week extending some benefits to same-sex domestic partners of federal employees, but implemention poses challenges in the case of gay and lesbian diplomats who serve in countries where homosexuality is illegal. Not making promises, the State Department says it will deal with each situation individually and try to work with countries that do not recognize same-sex partners. "We recognize that, in implementing this policy, we will have to...Full Story
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