Local Reaction To Obama's Gay Benefits Plan

People across eastern Carolina are reacting to President Obama plan to is slated to allow domestic partners of federal employees the same benefits as heterosexual couples.

The details in the president's memorandum could extend federal health and retirement plans to domestic partners

People in eastern Carolina we spoke to have mixed feelings about the president's decision. Grace Hart says, "I don't agree with him, I just don't believe in him and i just don't believe in it." Zaneta Burris says, "I really don't think there a problem with it because even though I am a christian and we, I believe there shouldn't be same sex marriage."

Gay rights activists say this is a concession after the Obama administration backed the Declaration of Marriage Act, stating same sex couples legally married in other states could not receive benefits.


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