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Domestic Partners Gain Death Benefits Under Federal Death Benefit for Police, Firefighters
San Francisco ChronicleLink to more items from this source
June 27, 2002

Excerpt: Gay activists had lobbied for the bill, but the Justice Department had objected to it, saying in a letter to Congress that the benefit had been designed for immediate survivors with pressing needs and that the bill was 'likely to create unintended and unfortunate results.' The White House revealed the decision with a minimum of fanfare ... Domestic partners are not included in other federal death benefits.

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