Friday, March 28, 2008

Morning Sweep

NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn helped to reinstate the city’s Pride Festival, which will return this year after last year’s controversial cancellation.

Presidential hopeful Mike Gravel, now making a bid for the Libertarian nomination, reaffirms his pledge to fight for gay marriage.

Kentucky lawmakers stop a bill that would have barred state agencies and schools from providing health insurance for domestic partners of employees.

Maryland lawmakers will likely pass bills providing tax benefits and hospitalization rights to LGBT partners, but won’t act on bills to create civil unions or a transgender nondiscrimination law.

A gay rights organization plans to challenge Iowa’s same-sex marriage ban.

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