Thursday, September 18, 2008

Morning Sweep

In his first interview with the gay press since he accepted the Democratic Party’s official presidential nomination, Barack Obama said he doesn’t think his support of the LGBT community can effectively be used against him. He also said that he would not try to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” on his own, but instead by working together toward an agreement with military officials.

The Washington Blade predicts that a same-sex marriage bill could be approved by the D.C. City Council sometime next year.

Mormons are the biggest contributors in favor of Arizona’s same-sex marriage ban amendment.

A UK newspaper, despite calling NYC the “gay capital of the world,” awarded us the bronze in their list of the best places in the world to be gay. San Francisco and Sydney beat us out.

In the largest donation to the cause by a celebrity, Brad Pitt has given $100,000 to fight the California Prop. 8 same-sex marriage ban.

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