"White House officials said Obama would respect existing laws, which block many benefits such as health care. But the decision would allow employees' domestic partners to be added to a government insurance program that pays for long-term conditions, such as Alzheimer's disease.
The memorandum also would allow employees to use sick leave to take care of domestic partners and their children."
AP source: Benefits for govt workers' gay partners - Yahoo! News
Not enough. Obama is using this for nothing but political gain and it is too little, too late. He is offering small incentives to a voting block that has become increasingly frustrated, and downright resentful, with the administration. If he were really concerned about gay rights, he would introduce legislation that made real changes.
"Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the Democrats believe every day is April 15." -Ronald Reagan