Monday, August 27, 2007

Morning Sweep

Unsurprisingly, estate planning can be a nightmare for same-sex couples. Navigating through the complex system of arrangements is the topic of an upcoming "PridePlanners" conference in Washington, DC.

A mother strikes back: In a scathing and brilliant letter, one Vermont gay man's mother writes in her local paper to those in across the state who have been attacking gay people based on religious principles.

Elsewhere in Vermont, the University of Vermont in Burlington has added gender-neutral restrooms to their student center in order to accommodate transgender students.

Jane Spahr, a former Rochester-based Presbyterian minister, has been found guilty by a regional judicial committee of violating church law when she married two lesbian couples, one in 2004 and one in 2005.

The Boston Globe features an editorial on how the Defense of Marriage Act affects bi-national same-sex couples. If you are interested in finding out more about this subject, Immigration Equality and HRC are hosting a forum tomorrow in NYC called "The Immigration Debate: LGBT Perspectives." Rep. Jerrold Nadler will be speaking. (LGBT Community Center, 6:30-8:30 pm)

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