Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Morning Sweep

The suspects in the Michael Sandy hate crime/murder case tell their side of the story, insisting that Sandy's death was a robbery gone wrong. More here.

The lead the fight: wrangling over who will be the marriage bill's primary sponsor in the New York State Assembly.

U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass) led the reintroduction of the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) in the House of Representatives yesterday. He was joined by the bipartisan cast of Reps. Deborah Pryce (R-Ohio), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis) and Chris Shays (R-Conn). Watch the video here. NOTE: New York State's Sexual Orientation Non-Discrimination Act was passed in December of 2002.

Episcopal Bishop Katherine Jefferts Schori made it clear that she will continue to support the movement for LGBT acceptance within the Episcopal Church, while also saying that people needed to allow Anglican leaders in other, less progressive parts of the world time to grow and change their positions.

The United Methodist Church is also trying to overturn a ban on ordaining openly LGBT ministers, but the growing influence of their African delegations may put a damper on those plans.

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