Ken Connor

Last week President Obama signed a presidential memorandum authorizing special benefits for same-sex partners of federal workers.  He touted the measure as a means of ensuring "competitiveness" with the private sector for America's most talented professionals.  Mr. Obama should dispense with the pretense and acknowledge his new policy for what it really is: payback to the gay community for its overwhelming support in the election.  This new policy is yet another example of the public treasury being raided to reward favored political constituencies without regard for the social, cultural, or economic consequences.


Ken Connor

Ken Connor is Chairman of the Center for a Just Society in Washington, DC.