Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Morning Sweep

Gotham Gazette covers civil rights legislation that has been passed by the New York State Assembly and may pass in the newly Democratic Senate, with a big focus on same-sex marriage legislation and the politics surrounding the issue.

The Binghamton City Council listened last night to local advocates speak about the need for a proposed law that would protect against discrimination based on gender identity.

The Vatican is experiencing backlash over its announcement that it will oppose a proposed U.N. resolution calling on worldwide governments to decriminalize being gay.

The AP profiles retiring Massachusetts Justice John Greaney, who wrote an eloquent concurring decision in the state’s Supreme Judicial Court’s landmark ruling making Massachusetts the first state in the nation to legalize same-sex marriage.

The Virginian-Pilot writes on same-sex couples who have religious commitment ceremonies, despite the state’s 2-year-old same-sex marriage ban.

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