Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Morning Sweep

The New York Times profiles Lawrence Quinn, Speaker Christine Quinn’s 81-year-old father, who acts as one of her closest advisors. Although he was initially upset when his daughter came out, the senior Quinn now supports gay causes and even marches in Pride.

The Calif. Supreme Court has ruled that two doctors who refused to artificially inseminate a lesbian because of their religious beliefs did so unlawfully. The ruling states that medical professionals are covered by the state’s sexual orientation non-discrimination laws, and they therefore can’t use religion as a reason to deny treatment to gays and lesbians.

Obama wants to draw attention to his support of hate-crimes legislation, which McCain has routinely opposed.

CNN reports that more gay men than ever are becoming biological fathers.

In the country’s first small step toward gay rights, Argentina will now allow same-sex couples to claim their deceased partners’ pensions.

Berlin’s new monument to gays persecuted in WWII has been vandalized.

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