Thursday, August 28, 2008

Morning Sweep

Del Martin, a gay rights activist who wed her partner of 55 years, Phyllis Lyon, on June 16 in the first legal same-sex marriage in California, died yesterday at age 87. Pam’s House Blend has reactions from supporters.

The New York Times editorializes that now that Obama’s supporters have spoken so highly of him and his positions, including those on gay rights, it’s time for him to be just as clear about what he stands for.

A new poll shows that the majority of voters in California (54%) oppose Prop. 8’s aim to ban marriage for same-sex couples, while only 40% support it. The same group is evenly split on whether they actually support the practice of same-sex marriage, however.

A new report shows that HIV is spreading in New York City at three times the national rate, with African Americans and gay men at the highest risk.

A total of 94% of Fortune 500 companies now provide workplace protections based on sexual orientation.

The Washington Post has a short interview with Pam Spaulding of Pam’s House Blend.

The lawsuit over the wording of Arizona’s same-sex marriage ban amendment has been dropped. The ballot question will now fairly inform voters that same-sex marriage is already illegal in their state.

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