Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Morning Sweep

The Presbyterian church’s highest court has cleared Rev. Jane Spahr, a lesbian minister with longtime ties to the Rochester community, of any violation of church law for marrying two lesbian couples in 2005.

BBC News profiles a Latino gay rights organization in Manhattan that addresses the issue of being a “minority twice over.”

Why do Hillary Clinton’s LGBT supporters love her so? investigates.

Recent controversy over the gay characters Luke and Noah on the soap opera “As The World Turns” has led the show’s sponsor, Proctor & Gamble, to set up a hotline for fans to voice their opinions. The number is 1-800-331-3774 – all you have to do is press 1 to register your support for the storyline!

Three Greeks from the island of Lesbos are taking a local gay rights group to court for using the word “Lesbian” in the organization’s name. Apparently, they’re having trouble keeping their Lesbians (island residents) and lesbians (same-sex visitors) straight.

The ACLU will represent two gay students in Memphis who were outed by their principal, who added them to a list of couples that needed to be monitored, and even went so far as calling one of their mothers to ask if she knew her son was gay. Just another example of why we need the Dignity for All Students Act.

Australia’s federal government will amend some laws to provide pension and hospital visitation rights to gays, but there will still be no marriage equality or civil unions in the land Down Under.

Details magazine’s blog explores the “movement” of gay couples having children, which they’re calling the “gay baby boom.”

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