Its the Domestic Partner Benefits and Obligations Act (H.R. 2517) we talked about here sponsored by Rep. Tammy Baldwin. Lawdork reports
The bill would provide for health care, family and medical leave and other benefits to federal employees with same-sex domestic partners. ..... Baldwin said in a news release that she was “delighted” with the subcommittee’s action......
The bill now goes to the full committee, which is the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, chaired by Rep. Edolphus Towns of New York. The bill also has been referred to the House committees on House Administration and the Judiciary.
Lawdork has some thoughtful consideration of how this bill will make sense of the disparate ways GLBT people can be legally connected in their home states. He has some suggestions here. More commentary from Pam's House Blend.
Also, you can read testimony (PDF) from the WIlliams Institute at UCLA which studies policy around sexual orientation.