Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Morning Sweep

New York police are investigating a possible hate crime that occurred in Brooklyn on Sunday when two brothers who were walking arm-in-arm were brutally beaten. Their attackers, who used anti-gay and anti-Hispanic slurs, may have attacked the brothers because they thought they were gay.

The U.S. Supreme Court has let stand a ruling that the state of Virginia must enforce a Vermont court order awarding child-visitation rights to the former partner of a child’s mother.

An international health organization has officially recommended the use of hormone blockers for children and teens diagnosed with gender identity disorder.

The Lesbian and Gay Band Association has been accepted to march in Obama’s inaugural parade as the first LGBT group to ever participate.

Lawrence King’s killer has been ruled competent to stand trial as an adult.

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