This "just in" from The Washington Post:
Openly gay, former U.S. ambassador to Romania, Michael E. Guest, resigned his post at the State Department in late November. Guest cited Condoleeza Rice's personal refusal to offer equal benefits to domestic partners, same-sex or otherwise, as the reason for his ealry retirement:
'I've felt compelled to choose between obligations to my partner, who is my family, and service to my country,' Guest told a crowd of 75 senior State Department officials, a few steps from Rice's office, at his retirement ceremony on Nov. 20, according to a transcript of his remarks. 'That anyone should have to make that choice is a stain on the secretary's leadership, and a shame for this institution and our country.'
Read the full article here: Ex-Ambassador Criticizes Rice. Unlike most articles on our issues, this one gives the full detail -- refusal to fund partner's travel to and from foreign service assignments is but one of the many examples given.