Friday, April 11, 2008

Morning Sweep

A recent GLSEN study found that LGBT parents are more likely to be involved in their children’s education, including participating in school activities and communicating with school personnel.

Lawmakers in Pennsylvania are considering a state constitutional amendment that would define marriage as between a man and a woman exclusively.

Arizona lawmakers are at it again: after a bill to advance a referendum on a constitutional ban on same-sex marriages was rejected last week, yet another bill to do the same has been introduced this week. Enough already!

Also in the Grand Canyon state, gay rights supporters are currently petitioning for a measure on the November ballot to prohibit employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

In states that offer same-sex marriage and civil unions, gay weddings and ceremonies have become a lucrative industry.

With Tax Day looming near, gay couples face difficulties and complications in filing.

The Red Cross in Thailand announced it will no longer ask potential blood donors questions about their sexual orientation to screen out possible carriers of diseases such as AIDS. If only the U.S. would follow suit.

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