Friday, January 16, 2009

Morning Sweep (PM Edition)

The Louisiana attorney general has asked a federal court judge to reconsider his ruling that a boy’s two fathers' names be added to his birth certificate. The boy, born in Shreveport, was adopted by a gay couple from New York.

The openly gay mayor of Nyack, John Shields, has announced he will not seek re-election.

Forty bar and legal organizations have submitted a brief to the California Supreme Court expressing their opposition to Prop. 8.

A Washington Post columnist argues against California attorney general Jerry Brown’s Supreme Court brief against Prop. 8.

The Vatican reports that Roman Catholic seminaries have been successful in curbing “homosexual behavior” among candidates for the priesthood. Guess none of those candidates come from Chelsea

New ID cards available in San Francisco may provide a more friendly option for transgender residents because they don’t list the recipient’s gender.

Mary Frances Berry, former chairwoman of the Commission on Civil Rights, opines in the New York Times that a serious overhaul of the Commission is necessary, and that addressing LGBT rights should be its “first order of business.”

A NYT television columnist reflects on the unrealistic yet sometimes empowering Showtime series, “The L Word,” as it begins its final season.

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