Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Morning Sweep

To talk to the gay press, or not to talk? The Advocate has an analysis of Obama’s media outreach efforts to the LGBT community.

Rev. Jane Spahr, a lesbian Presbyterian minister with longtime ties to the Rochester community, will face the church’s highest court for marrying two lesbian couples in 2005.

Despite the Governator’s vocal opposition to a proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage in California, the amendment’s sponsors say they’ve gathered enough signatures to place it on the Nov. ballot.

The ACLU is gearing up for a fight against the Peace Corps for banning an HIV-positive man from finishing his service.

Colorado legislation to ban sexual orientation discrimination in housing and credit should move from the Senate to the House this week. The progress didn’t come without heated debate, including one GOP Senator mocking the bill by attempting to add a provision to ban discrimination against short people.

A much-publicized report in Vermont by a commission charged with studying the future of gay marriage suggests that marriage equality would be good for the state, but stops short of recommending it.

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