Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Morning Sweep

Chelsea Assemblyman Richard Gottfried believes that it's "very likely" that marriage will come to a vote and pass in the Assembly this year.

The Politicker posted a nice picture of NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn and fellow councilmember Rosie Mendez with Gary Parker of Lambda Independent Democrats at Brooklyn Pride last weekend.

The gay market seems to be one of the most sought-after demographics for advertisers, according to a new report. Pullout fact: In 2006, 183 of the Fortune 500 bought ad space in gay publications.

Dallas may vote in its first-ever--and the nation's first-ever--gay mayor this weekend.

There was lots of buzz yesterday about reports that the Pentagon tried to develop a "gay bomb" that would, upon detonation, turn armies of soldiers into armies of lovers (the concept sounds familiar). Turns out the stories were true.

Swedish politicians are putting pressure on Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt to publicly endorse legalizing gay marriage in the traditionally progressive country. Many of Reinfeldt's fellow Moderate Party parliamentarians have threatened to collapse the current government if there is not support for gay marriage from the leadership.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just to clarify, Dallas would be the first large US city to have a gay mayor. Other cities have had gay mayors, such as Tempe, AZ and Providence, RI.