Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Morning Sweep

Civil unions v. marriage had its day in the Connecticut State Supreme Court yesterday, with much of the debate centered on whether or not sexual orientation meets the standards of strict scrutiny.

A coalition of anti-gay rights groups in Oregon is collecting signatures to get both the domestic partnership and LGBT non-discrimination laws (which were recently passed the state legislature) on the ballot for voter approval.

Newsweek's cover story this week deals comprehensively with gender identity and expression and features transgender people telling their stories.

AfterElton talks to several openly gay broadcasters, which results in the most in-depth conversation yet on the popular subject.

San Francisco wants to be more aggressive in marketing itself to gay travelers. Apparently the city is losing out to Las Vegas in popularity for LGBT tourists (just ask Celine, Cher, Bette, Elton and Jackie Beat...)

It looks like Rosie might have had an impact on the views of The View co-host Elisabeth Hasslebeck.

1 comment:

David said...

It's been distressing to me that so much of the widespread attention to The View has been focused on Rosie's misinformation when Hasslebeck spouts pre-fab Republican rhetoric mixed with absolutely incorrect statements about the party's candidates. A couple weeks ago she was describing McCain as the GOP candidate who had most distanced himself from Bush. (Huh? Which McCain is that?)

I'm at least pleased she's not spouting the GOP hate agenda -- to a gay interviewer.