Monday, October 6, 2008

Morning Sweep

Gov. Paterson will be taking a more active roll in helping to win a new leadership in the NYS Senate — one that will be supportive of key pieces of LGBT legislation.

The New York Times has a fascinating profile of a Senegalese refugee granted asylum here because he is gay.

At a Human Rights Campaign dinner, Hillary Clinton said of John McCain "He's not a maverick. He's a mimic," and pointed out his poor record on gay rights.

Although Sarah Palin seemed open to basic gay civil rights at last week’s debate, she told Newsweek in 2007 that she would be in favor of amending Alaska’s constitution to ban same-sex partner benefits. And you thought cold weather meant flip-flop season was over…

The AP has a great story profiling LGBT elders in New York and looking at the new steps being taken to address the needs of this first generation of openly gay seniors.

Clergy and lay leaders of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh voted Saturday to leave the national church and align with a more conservative South American branch. The move comes in part due to disagreement over whether Bishop Gene Robinson, who is openly gay, should be allowed as a church leader.

The Iowa Supreme Court will hear a case challenging the state’s same-sex marriage ban in December.

This hilarious column in the L.A. Times points out the ridiculousness of Prop. 8 supporters’ claims that kids will be subjected to mandatory lessons on same-sex marriage in schools.

No comments: