Monday, April 21, 2008

Morning Sweep

At a campaign stop in Pennsylvania over the weekend, Obama said that even though he’s not in favor of gay marriage, he opposes the state’s possible legislation to prohibit it.

But The Advocate isn’t letting Obama off the hook just yet: a guest writer’s open letter challenges the way that he connects his disapproval for gay marriage to his Christian beliefs.

And in case that isn’t enough Obama confusion for the day, the Washington Blade has reached the conclusion that despite all this, he’s still the best candidate on LGBT issues.

Since you’re reading this, you probably won’t be surprised to hear that a new poll shows that gays read blogs more often than their straight friends. Also not surprisingly, blogs play a huge role in how the gay media has evolved over the years.

The New York Times profiles the first two gay students accepted to the Jewish Theological Seminary a year ago.

And in the Times’ “Modern Love” column, a lesbian reflects on experiencing “divorce equality.”

Although many Marylanders had high hopes that legislators would soon approve gay rights bills, the legislative session has ended without much progress on LGBT issues. Here’s an interesting analysis of why and what’s to come.

Another LGBT victory in South America: Colombia’s high court has ruled that the government must grant pension benefits to same-sex partners.

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