Russia Tries to Block Benefits for Families of Gay U.N. Employees

Last June, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon issued an administrative ruling that offered marital benefits for the first time to all of the United Nations’ LGBT employees who had entered legally recognized domestic partnerships. 

During a UN budgetary meeting, Russian diplomat Sergey Khalizov is opposing those changes: “We will insist that the secretary-general urgently revoke the administrative bulletin” expanding benefits to same-sex couples." Read More