Monday, January 14, 2008

Morning Sweep

Episcopal churches in Buffalo have written an open letter to the LGBT community inviting them to joining their congregations and apologizing for centuries of exclusion and bigotry.

The New York Times calls upon LGBT community leaders to step up their efforts in educating a new generation on how to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS.

The Detroit Free Press gives a very brief overview of where the Presidential candidates stand on LGBT issues. The Michigan Republican presidential primary is tomorrow.

Social issues--chiefly same-sex marriage--are shaking up politics in Spain.

As Vermont decides whether or not to turn their civil union law into one that provides full marriage equality for same-sex couples, groups on both sides of the debate notice a calmer, more respectful tone in the current debates than in those that took place in 2000 surrounding the passage of civil unions.

A committee in the Maryland state legislature has passed a resolution defining domestic partnership so that insurance companies would have a more concrete idea of to whom they should/shouldn't be offering benefits. The definition is inclusive of same-sex couples, but does not mention sexuality anywhere.

Lambda Literary has announced its nominations for best books with LGBT content. Winners will be chosen in May from a record 463 nominees.

Immigration Equality's blog talks about where some of the presidential candidates stand on the Unite American Families Act (UAFA), which seeks to make it legal for gays and lesbians to sponsor their non-American partners for citizenship.

For all of you who have resolved to find a new job in the new wear, HRC has released its "Best Places to Work 2008" guide for LGBT people.

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