Gay Obama Administration Official Says He Can't Give a Lesbian Wife Health Benefits

I'm certainly not one of those doe-eyed Obama voters who really thought he was going to come in and change everything, but every now and then some bit of news comes out of the U.S. government that really does leave me dumbfounded. The following is one of them.

The director of the Office of Personnel Management, John Berry, an openly gay man (Victory!) over the weekend said he cannot follow a California court order to provide health benefits to the wife of a federal employee. (Fail!)

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