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Pentagon balked on gay partner travel

Prior to the Easter recess, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was forced to intervene with Defense Secretary Robert Gates in order to get Democratic Rep. Tammy Baldwin's domestic partner [Lauren Azar] on a military flight for a congressional fact-finding trip to Europe.

An interesting note buried on page 2 of the article: Many other members got involved in the debate over Azar's attendance on the trip, according to sources on and off Capitol Hill, and the arguments did not break down along partisan lines.

Hmm, I wonder what that means, Democrats...