Friday, June 6, 2008

Morning Sweep

Gay City News quotes Pride Agenda E.D. Alan Van Capelle in an article talking about the State Senate and what it will take to move LGBT equality forward in that chamber. The front page pictures Assemblyman José Peralta and Pride Agenda staff this week.

Putnam County in the Hudson Valley moves ahead with a domestic partnership registry, which would enable straight and same-sex couples to document their relationships for employers and for other purposes. The Journal News article also quotes Ross Levi, the Pride Agenda’s director of public policy.

Gay couples whose marriages were conducted in Canada and are being recognized in here in New York will celebrate the five-year anniversary of Canada marrying same-sex couples with a rally at New York City Hall.

Despite statewide progress for our issues, the Albany Times Union finds that being young and gay is still tough for many.

Residents from Riverhead in Suffolk County and Republican State Senator Ken LaValle respond to Gov. Paterson’s decision to have state agencies respect legal out-of-state marriages of same-sex couples. Riverhead's newspaper, the News-Review says, "The time has come" to legalize marriage for same-sex couples in New York.

Binghamton Mayor Matt Ryan will host a flag raising ceremony in honor of LGBTQ pride month.

After clinching the Democratic nomination, presidential hopeful Barack Obama will call on LGBT voter support.

Irish assembly member suggests psychiatric treatment for gay folks.

Bill O’Reilly wins an award for defaming LGBT Americans.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Bill O' Reilly is such a Massengill.