Tag Archives: Secretary of State

Secretary Clinton Committed to Benefits for Same-sex Partners

Following up on our earlier post about Rep. Berman’s proposed legislation to extend benefits to the same-sex partners of officers in the U.S. Foreign Service, we learn that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is on the same track. The … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton Confirmed by Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Last week, Hillary Clinton appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in a confirmation hearing for her upcoming appointment as Secretary of State.  According to the New York Times, she displayed a mastery of the issues and received praise from … Continue reading

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Women’s Rights Around the World

Some good news from the current administration: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has signed onto a UN-sponsored campaign to end violence against women worldwide.  This is a change from the United States’ previous reluctance to sign onto and ratify international … Continue reading

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