Thursday, August 14, 2008

Morning Sweep

Queerty reflects on how the Safe Schools bill, recently introduced in the State Senate by the Republican Majority, might signal changing attitudes in New York government.

McCain says he would consider a pro-choice running mate, but he’s a lot more hesitant about one that is pro-gay rights, like Mayor Bloomberg.

Jared Polis, the entrepreneur from Colorado who will likely become the third openly gay member of Congress, says that his victory in the state’s primary “sends a signal to young gays and lesbians across the country that they can consider a career in public service and they shouldn’t be scared away from that merely because of their sexual orientation.”

The challenge that debate was cut off unfairly in the Senate against Arizona’s same-sex marriage ban amendment has been thrown out by the Senate Ethics Committee.

An op-ed in the L.A. Times argues that race – long seen as one of the biggest factors in whether a voter will support same-sex marriage – takes a back seat as an indicator to age, gender, religion, and party affiliation.

A gay New Jersey rabbi writes on how it’s no surprise that gay and lesbian couples with children and strong religious beliefs are the most likely to legalize their relationship and have a commitment ceremony.

The upcoming season of “America’s Next Top Model” will feature a transgender contestant, which was previously against the rules. The season premieres Sept. 3.

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