Thursday, February 7, 2008

Morning Sweep

California's top court will hear oral arguments on March 4th for a case that will decide the constitutionality of the state's current policy of denying same-sex couples the right to marry.

Bloomberg News reports that, because of their traditional place in Persian society, transgender people in Iran can receive state funding for gender reassignment surgery. Homosexuality, on the other hand, is still outlawed and gay people are routinely (and severely) persecuted.

In case you were confused about the term "super delegates," VisibleVote's Jennifer Vanasco provides an explanation (via Good As You).

Human Rights Watch is putting pressure on the Egyptian government to stop its practice of arresting and torturing HIV-positive gay men.

Good As You has some video of a transformed Castro Street in San Francisco, which is abuzz with actors and film crews shooting the Harvey Milk movie.

HRC's Joe Solmonese went on the Stephen Colbert Show last night to kick off Colbert's "Better Know A Lobbyist" series.

It's no secret that the New York Post uses anti-gay language from time to time, but lesbian blogger/mother Mombian takes issue with NYC's other tabloid, The Daily News, in its coverage of a woman (who happens to be a lesbian) being charged for the death of her son.

1 comment:

Dave said...

i don't know about you guys, but i'm really scared about this cali stuff; if they do legalize same-sex marriage, will that doom the prospects of a democratic white house? if they do not legalize it, what does equality california plan to do? just wait til arnie's gone?