Gay Rights on Fast Track at State Dept.
BY Kerry Eleveld
February 05 2009 1:00 AM ET
with the State Department say LGBT employees today are
more hopeful than they have ever been about the direction of
potential policy changes. Last week, 2,200 government
employees (gay and straight) working in foreign
affairs signed a letter advocating for
fair treatment of LGBT employees that was
hand-delivered to Secretary Clinton's office.
president of Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs
Agencies (GLIFAA), welcomed the support of congressional
members and said she firmly believed policy changes
are delighted that these members of Congress share our
concerns about the inequities facing gays and lesbians
in the Foreign Service,” Schohn said. “I
am confident that these are issues that the secretary
already takes seriously.”
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