Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Morning Sweep

Assemblyman Daniel O'Donnell introduced his marriage bill yesterday in the NYS Assembly with 53 co-sponsors. More here, here and here.

The New York Times features same-sex couples in New York who are recognized as legally married in a state that does not itself marry same-sex couples.

Jared Polis, an openly gay entrepreneur and philanthropist, has decided to run for the U.S. House of Reps seat representing Boulder, Colorado. Also in Colorado, candidates are once again lining up to take on anti-gay U.S. Rep. Marilyn Musgrave, including Angie Paccione who nearly defeated her in last year's election.

An update on the number of civil union applicants in New Jersey from the Star-Ledger.

Nearly $1,000,000 was raised last night at GLSEN's 2007 Respect Awards at the Cipriani on Wall Street. Honorees included John Mack, CEO of Morgan Stanley; the National Education Association and student organizer Elizabeth Duthinh. Also featured was the film below, produced by an inspiring group of high school students from New Hartford, NY.


J.Friedman said...

Wow! I commend those young adults for all that they are doing. I respect their parents for raising such upstanding kids. There is a future in our country, and that future looks real bright.

Paul said...

New Jersey is proving again that "separate but equal" does not work. The issues that many couples joined under civil unions still are contending with concerning health care, pensions and so forth are only proof to bear that marriage, and nothing less, is needed to achieve real equality.