Thursday, September 25, 2008

Morning Sweep

A discussion at a recent U.S. Senate hearing focused on possible legislation to provide health care benefits to the partners of federal employees.

A new report by the non-partisan Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute in NY states that there is a near "universal professional consensus" that adoption applicants should not be judged on their sexual orientation, and that "the pool of potential adoptive parents must be expanded to keep pace with the growing number of kids in foster care who are legally free for adoption."

Michelle Obama has penned an op-ed in The Advocate titled “The World As It Should Be.” It urges LGBT people to vote for Obama in order to finally “put hope into action” and start to change the country for the better.

Violence has erupted at Bosnia’s first ever gay festival.

Ellen DeGeneres has urged her fans to vote no on California’s Prop. 8 – because there’s no way she’s willing to return those wedding gifts.

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