Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Morning Sweep

After the New York State Assembly passed the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) yesterday, The Gay City News chronicles the long battle that led up to the victory and the players that ushered in the bill’s success.

Queerty and Good As You add their two cents on GENDA’s passage.

The Buffalo News editorial board imparts a lesson from Gov. Paterson’s childhood—and a quote from Pride Agenda E.D. Alan Van Capelle—as it backs his commitment to LGBT equality.

The New York Times reports five state lawmakers, supported by an out-of-state conservative Christian group, are seeking an injunction against Gov. Paterson’s same-sex marriage directive. The religious group made an unsuccessful attempt to block recognition for gay marriages earlier this year. The article also mentions GENDA passing the Assembly.

A USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds that six in ten Americans don’t think the government should have a say in same-sex marriage.

Maryland transgender rights bill could be stifled by a November referendum.

McCain promises he will fight same-sex marriages from the campaign trail.

Jay Leno and a few other A-list celebs will come out to support gay marriage at a West Hollywood celebration.

The first civil union is officiated in Canberra, Australia after the Labor Party settles for a equality-light bill. Local gay rights group promise to fight on.

Turkish court decides to ban gay civil rights organization for no good reason.

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