Thursday, May 22, 2008

Morning Sweep

The Ithaca Journal has a great guest column about the strong presence of constituents at State Sen. James Seward’s (R-51st Dist.) legislative meeting on E&J Day.

Also in E&J news, Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ website reports on the impact that the school’s 18 student participants made.

McCain faced off with Ellen DeGeneres on her talk show, saying that he wishes her “every happiness” except the kind that comes with legal marriage.

A lesbian Air Force major who was dismissed under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” will be able to continue her lawsuit against the military after an appeals court ruled that the government can only "intrude upon the personal and private lives of homosexuals" to "advance an important governmental interest." In other words, they can’t fire you just because you’re gay, but only if they can show that your sexual orientation somehow interferes with your work.

And lesbian and gay servicemembers from California will unfortunately have to think twice about hearing wedding bells anytime soon – if they get married, they might be dismissed under DADT.

The Oregon court of appeals ruled yesterday to uphold the state’s gay marriage ban.

A principal at a South Carolina high school has chosen to resign rather than stick around for the creation of a Gay-Straight Alliance on campus.

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