Thursday, October 9, 2008

Morning Sweep

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear a case brought by two Massachusetts parents who argued that the inclusion of books with gay characters on their children’s school reading lists violated their First Amendment right to free exercise of religion.

Pollsters point out how “the Bradley effect” – an unfortunate trend in voters responding in the “politically correct” way to polls and then voting the opposite once they’re in the booth – could affect California’s Prop. 8.

Gay City News’ Paul Schindler disagrees with the statement from last week’s debate that Palin and Biden are in agreement when it comes to gay rights.

GLSEN’s yearly National School Climate Survey results are in, and they show just as much need for the Dignity for All Students Act as ever – nine in 10 LGBT teens have been verbally harassed in the past school year, almost half have been physically harassed, and about a third have skipped a day of school in the past month because of feeling unsafe.

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