Liz Benjamin writes on Chirstine Quinn’s conversation with Kirsten Gillibrand the night before Paterson’s announcement. Quinn also received confirmation from Gillibrand that she supports LGBT rights, including marriage equality.
Stories are circulating that FedEx, recently named one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For, was dishonest about its domestic partner benefits – they are only extended to a select few employees in California and Dallas, and not offered companywide as claimed. Employees in New York are among those who get left out by this “best” company.
Antonio Pagán, the divisive and often-criticized openly gay Latino NYC City Councilmember who served from 1991-1997, passed away last weekend.
The West Virginia Supreme Court will soon hear a challenge that an anti-gay adoption group has brought to the adoption of a foster child by the lesbian couple she has lived with her entire life.
The Salt Lake Tribune predicts that paranoia will keep LGBT bills from passing in Utah.
In civil union news: a domestic partnership bill in New Mexico is currently being considered in committee, New Hampshire lawmakers may tweak the state’s civil union laws to include insurance requirements, and an Arizona couple has taken the first steps to but a civil partnership bill on the 2010 ballot.