Respect for Marriage Act

Obama Decision to Deny Benefits to Lesbian Employee Latest in String fo Insults to LGBTQ Community

A Statement from NCLR Executive Director Kate Kendell (San Francisco, CA, December 18, 2009) — Today President Obama’s Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced that it will not provide equal health benefits to the spouse of federal employee Karen Golinski, defying a decision by Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Alex Kozinski concluding that the benefits must be provided pursuant to the Court’s nondiscrimination policy. Karen Golinski is represented by Lambda Legal in this matter. The National...


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