Friday, June 13, 2008

Morning Sweep

Yesterday we posted about the Quinnipiac University poll revealing that a majority of New Yorkers (53%-40%) approve Gov. Paterson’s announcement to recognize marriages of out-of-state same-sex couples. The New York Post picked up the story, including an interview with Pride Agenda E.D. Alan Van Capelle below.

The Gay City News covers the fifth annual Equality@Work Awards Luncheon, honoring Kenneth Cole, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, and Credit Suisse for their leadership and excellence in creating LGBT-inclusive workplaces.

GENDA joins other LGBT legislation in queue for senate approval. The New York Blade quotes Alan Van Capelle and Melissa Sklarz, director of the New York Trans Rights Organization.

The Blade also rounds up stories about the Working Family Party’s resolution to support marriage equality and the Gay Men’s Health Crisis partnership with Duane Reade to offer free HIV tests.

Gov. Paterson’s support of marriage equality makes New York Bishop red-in-the-face.

The Seacaucus, New Jersey gay couple ganged up on by firefighters and residents then ignored by local officials was awarded $2.84M after the City Court decided on the bias crime. The couples’ attorney also intends to bring the case to the U.S.

Fear-mongering campaigns aim to take away transgender non-discrimination protections on general election ballot.

Groups protesting Ca. Supreme Court marriage decision seek last-minute petition to Appeals Court.

Gay wedding bells will start ringing in California Monday, June 16 at 5:01PM, just not in Kern County where the County Clerk has refused to conduct any marriages whatsoever.

Did Tila Tequila’s reality show “Shot at Love” provide the impetus for marriage equality in California?

Police chief rains on Budapest’s pride parade, citing “traffic concerns” for last-minute cancellation.

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