Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Morning Sweep

The Republican-controlled State Senate--which is the only remaining legislative body needed to pass the gay marriage bill--is going on the attack against Democratic State Senators as a preemptive strike in their struggle to hold on to their majority.

One Republican (mostly anti-LGBT) State Senator from Queens who barely held on to his seat in 2006 is starting his re-election bid early.

Ft. Lauderdale's Stonewall Library has finally found a home. The library, which is one of the country's largest collections of LGBT writings, had been under attack from the city's mayor. (An anti-gay mayor in Ft. Lauderdale? What's anti-Semitic Brooklyn borough president?)

Gay veterans are touring the U.S. to promote the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." The Seattle Times writes about its city's participants.

The leaders of Britain's two major parties are locked in a game of oneupsmanship over gay rights. We wish we had that problem.

The West Village is about to lose another one of its institutions.

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