Thursday, March 20, 2008

Morning Sweep

With six-term Congressman Tom Reynolds announcing his retirement today, there will be one less anti-gay vote from New York in the U.S. House of Representatives. Among other votes, Reynolds supported the so-called “Marriage Protection Act” in 2004 and opposed a hate crimes law and ENDA last year.

Liz Benjamin tells us about a Quinnipiac poll just out showing that New Yorkers are optimistic about Gov. David Paterson, with 75 percent saying he'll govern effectively and 67 percent saying he'll restore trust in state government.

The New York Times profiles Governor Paterson’s top advisor Charles J. O’Bryne, who is openly-gay and a former Jesuit priest.

Gay Men’s Health Crisis has launched two billboard campaigns targeting black woman and young men of color with messages aimed at preventing HIV/AIDS.

Senator Chuck Schumer, chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), has made it clear he supports North Carolina State Senator Kay Hagan as the DSCC’s candidate over openly-gay Jim Neal for the Democratic nomination in the U.S. Senate race.

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