Monday, July 7, 2008

Morning Sweep



Most state agencies will have no problem interpreting the law as it currently stands and recognizing marriages of same-sex couples that were legally performed out-of-state, according to Gay City News.

A Greenwich Village Rite Aid has a message for gay and lesbian customers: Go away.

Study shows young gay men and youth of color are largely effected by crystal meth, or methamphetamine, use in areas around Albany. The Capital District Gay and Lesbian Community Council in Albany and In Our Own Voices has launched "Crystal Free", a campaign raising awareness for the myriad reasons why crystal meth equals death.

Gov. Janet Napolitano of Arizona opposes a constitutional amendment on marriage.

Weekly Standard editor Fred Barnes wants McCain to use the LGBT civil rights struggle to rile conservative voters. Barnes says issues like support for gays in the military are effective energizers.

Citing the federal Defense of Marriage Act, the conservative Washington Times editorial board calls the recent California marriage decision a "mere partial legal victory."

By consecrating openly-gay Archbishop Gene Robinson, leaders of the Episcopal Church sided with humanity over Biblical authority.

Outspokenly anti-gay former U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms (NC) died on Friday. His bios and obits for better, not great and worse.

An international survey interviewing over 350,000 in almost 100 countries shows people are happier when human rights (including LGBT rights) prevail. Denmark, Iceland, The Netherlands and Canada -- all home to some of the most comprehensive pro-LGBT policies -- rank in the top ten in the happy-factor, whereas the United States rank sixteenth. Full report here.

1 comment:

Dr Dave said...

hey guys... as always great job! but just so you know, it's not the Post, it's the Washington Times that put out the editorial...