Monday, August 25, 2008

Morning Sweep

LGBT groups are enthusiastic that Obama has picked Delware Senator Joe Biden as his VP running mate. Check out the LGBT blogosphere’s take here, here, and here.

The New York Times examines the lengths that some political bloggers have gone to in order to make it to the Democratic National Convention, including Pam’s House Blend’s Pam Spaulding and The Albany Project’s Phillip Anderson.

The Times’ Modern Love column tells the tale of a gay couple who decided to get married in California despite some hesitations.

The AP reports on the thousands of same-sex marriage foes who have mobilized in California in support of Prop. 8.

Organizers in Ca. aim to bring 1 million Catholics, Mormons, Jews, Muslims, evangelical Christians, Sikhs and Hindus together in support of Prop. 8. "What binds us together is one common obsession: . . . marriage," said Jim Garlow, pastor of Skyline Church, an evangelical congregation in La Mesa. Too bad the religions’ newfound common ground isn’t a little bit less hateful.

Arizona’s Secretary of State Jan Brewer wants to limit the state’s same-sex marriage ban proposition’s wording to keep voters in the dark about the impact of the proposed amendment. Although Ariz.’s laws already prohibit same-sex marriage, Brewer is trying to keep that info from being explained on the ballot.

Openly gay Australian diver Matthew Mitcham took home Olympic gold in the 10-meter platform competition.

Not surprisingly, some Hallmark store owners have already decided not to carry the new line of same-sex wedding cards.

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