The Long Road of Redemption for One Gay Public Servant

How the experience has changed over the past half-century.

US President Barack Obama signs a presidential memorandum regarding federal benefits and non-discrimination June 17, 2009 in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC. Obama is extending some federal benefits to same-sex partners of US government workers, in a nod to gay and lesbian groups becoming critical of his administration. Looking on at rear are Vice President Joe Biden (3rd L), Rep Barney Frank (4th L), D-MA, and Senator Joe Lieberman (3rd R), I-CT, Rep Tammy Baldwin (2nd R, D-WI, and gay rights activist Frank Kameny (R).
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