Thursday, May 10, 2007

Morning Sweep

An LGBT group in Albany had its Black & Latino Gay Pride banner vandalized yesterday.

Talk about mixed messages: this column written in The Jewish Week first calls for a more "welcoming" attitude towards LGBT members of the Orthodox Jewish community, then says that homosexual practices are not to be "endorsed" and are repairable. Oy.

Oregon celebrates the passage of two major pro-LGBT bills, both signed into law yesterday by Gov. Ted Kulongoski.

An Indiana pastor is using the Bible as a weapon to fight for LGBT rights. Of course, there's always going to be a hater: ''You've got to take the Bible for what it says. We are bound by scripture. These people pick and choose,'' said a clergy member who is obviously critical of the approach. Can't you almost smell the hypocrisy?

The fight for gay marriage is still raging in Massachusetts.

U.S. Rep. Marty Meehan (D-Mass), a champion of repealing "don't ask, don't tell" has resigned his seat in the House to become chancellor at UMass-Lowell.

Bilerico has answers from Democratic Reps. Brad Ellsworth and Joe Donnelly on why they voted against the Hate Crimes bill.

Focus on the Family has a response to Gov. Spitzer's memo in support of the marriage bill...and Good As You has a response to Focus on the Family.

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