Thursday, April 10, 2008

Morning Sweep

In an exclusive interview with The Advocate, Barack Obama reaffirms his support for repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (though he won’t make it a “litmus test” for hiring Joint Chiefs), passing ENDA, and extending federal benefits to same-sex couples with civil unions.

Catholic NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn will attend the Pope’s mass at Yankee Stadium next week, despite the church’s ban on same-sex marriage.

Detroit has become the latest city to add gender identity to its nondiscrimination policies.

A conservative religious group in Maine is petitioning to put a referendum on the November ballot that would limit marriage to straight couples and prohibit civil unions for same-sex couples.

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