GayPolitics.com provides an excerpt from the transcript of Hillary Clinton’s recent confirmation hearing for Secretary of State. It includes these excerpts:
FEINGOLD: . . . Will you support changes to existing personnel policy in order to ensure that LGBT staff at State and USAID receive equal benefits and support?
CLINTON: Senator, this issue was brought to my attention during the transition . . . my understanding is other nations have moved to extend that partnership benefit. And we will come back to you to inform you of decisions we make going forward.
Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies (GLIFAA) released a statement discussing their intention to present the incoming Secretary of State with a letter signed by more than 2,000 current and former Department employees requesting fair policies . . .
GLIFAA: is the officially-recognized organization representing the concerns of gay and lesbian personnel and their familiesin the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Foreign Commercial Service, Foreign Agricultural Service, and other foreign affairs agencies and offices in the U.S. Government.
GLIFAA on Obama’s website