Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Morning Sweep

In her interview with Katie Couric that aired last night, Republican VP hopeful Sarah Palin said she has a close gay friend “who happens to have made a choice that isn't a choice that I have made.”

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has vetoed a bill to make Harvey Milk’s birthday a statewide “day of significance,” saying that it should just “continue to be recognized at the local level.” Conservative groups supported Schwarzenegger’s veto.

Schwarzenegger did, however, sign a bill that will require Calif. healthcare professionals who interact with seniors to attend a training program on preventing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

In a first for Montana, a judge has ordered that the partner of a woman who adopted two children deserves joint custody now that the couple has split. ''To discriminate further against Ms. Kulstad because of her sexual preference in this day and age is no different than telling a person to go to the back of the bus because of her skin color,'' the judge wrote.

Happy GLBT History Month! Check out the 31 days of LGBT icons being honored by the Equality Forum this year.

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