Friday, March 7, 2008

Morning Sweep

Gay City News writes about the poll we put out this week showing overwhelming support across New York for a law ending legal discrimination against transgender people and gets rather candid reactions from the bill’s prime sponsor, Assemblymember Richard Gottfried, and openly lesbian Assemblymember Deborah Glick. A must read.

After two weeks of controversy over whether he had a history of denigrating gays, woman and minorities, Andres Garcia withdraws his name from any further consideration for Buffalo’s top human rights post.

The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle’s “Friday Faceoff” series has Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks defending her appeal of the appellate court’s 5-0 Martinez decision and Bess Watts, President of the Rochester Finger Lakes Chapter of Pride at Work, talking about why LGBT county employees should have the same benefits for their families that other families are given.

The owner of a new restaurant and bar in Binghamton, who married his longtime partner Binghamton Councilman Sean Massey in Canada, talks about the value of diversity in his business and in the Greater Binghamton area.

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