Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Morning Sweep

Democratic presidential primaries will be held in Wisconsin and Hawaii today. Hillary Clinton fielded a question on gay rights at a rally in Green Bay.

Actress Natalie Portman doesn't want to get married because she doesn't like that government excludes gay people from the institution.

The New York Times reports on the increase of private gay sex parties, which have arisen as an alternative to the bathhouses that were largely shuttered after the AIDS crisis of the 1980s/90s.

Jason West, the staunchly pro-marriage equality former mayor of New Paltz, talks to the Times about his refusal to leave the Green Party and his current life as a painter.

A transgender woman got the green light from a Brooklyn judge to move forward in her case to sue the MTA for a bigoted remark made by a transit employee after the woman had inquired about her malfunctioning metro card.

After a state report showed that civil unions are not equal to marriage, New Jersey marriage equality advocates are calling for a law providing full marriage equality.

A few hundred marriage equality advocates in Indiana rallied in front of the Statehouse in Indianapolis to protest a proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage.

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