Thursday, April 17, 2008

Morning Sweep

Transgender rights activists and supporters from 29 states were in Washington, D.C. this week lobbying legislators to end discrimination.

A former Assistant Secretary of Defense who served under Ronald Reagan testified at a government hearing yesterday that the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is critical to the success of the U.S. Armed Forces.

The Virginia Supreme Court is scheduled to hear testimony today in a high-profile custody dispute between a former lesbian couple.

Anti-gay Oklahoma Rep. Sally Kern should have known homophobia is bad for business: a San Francisco-based financial services company that was possibly planning to relocate to Oklahoma City may now be reconsidering due to her recent remarks. Payback!

The Houston Chronicle profiles Judy Shepard, gay-rights activist and mother of Matthew, whose gay-bashing murder shocked the country nearly 10 years ago.

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