Thursday, March 6, 2008

Morning Sweep

The New York Times looks at two court cases in New York State dealing with same-sex marriage and divorce.

Buffalo's Commission on Citizen's Rights and Community Relations is reconsidering its nominee to lead the city's human rights efforts amidst allegations that he "has denigrated gays, women and minorities" in the past. Outcome Buffalo disagrees.

The New York City Council has introduced (and Mayor Bloomberg is supporting) a Domestic Violence Civil Protection Act, which would give domestic partners access to family court in domestic violence cases. Currently, only married couples have access to Family Court in New York City.

Openly gay Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon talks about her relationship and her family while promoting her upcoming film in OK! Magazine (via Daily News).

A columnist for the Washington Post writes about the Maryland slate legislature's dilemma in passing legislation to grant legal recognition for same-sex couples and it all comes down to names.

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