Thursday, April 12, 2007

Morning Sweep

Outbacks, Miatas and Mini Coopers, oh my! Gays and their cars in the New York Times.

A bill that would allow same-sex couples to adopt in Colorado passed in the State Senate, with the state's GOP saying it was part of the "homosexual agenda" to redefine the family. Colorado's only openly gay lawmaker, State Senator Jennifer Veiga, smartly responded to the "agenda" comment by saying: "Apparently I left mine up at the office and forgot what point we're on." Speak on it, girl!

In more news from the Centennial State: A 15-year old openly gay student was attacked by a group of peers in Pueblo, Colorado. Local law enforcement officials are not moving with any urgency to punish the perpetrators.

And because this is apparently the Colorado issue of the Sweep: Keith Boykin interviews Darrell Watson, a black and openly gay candidate for a Denver City Council seat.

New Hampshire's governor is silent on the issue of civil unions.

A California State Assembly Committee advances a marriage equality bill...which has already been doomed to failure because of Gov. Schwarzeneggar's promise to veto it.

NPR discusses a step-by-step approach to winning marriage equality.

It's "Gaypril" in Ithaca.

1 comment:

Paul said...

Your link to the NY Times article regarding Gays and their cars couldn't be truer. Just take a moment and look around Chelsea - it is not hard to see the stereotype being supported when you see a convertible Mini-Cooper or Subaru motoring by.

Also, the blog is great! Thanks for keeping us up-to-date with everything going on in the LGBT world