Friday, February 13, 2009

Morning Sweep

Capital News 9 in Albany covered yesterday’s Freedom to Marry rally at the city marriage bureau, reporting that marriage equality supporters need to stay active for marriage to pass this year. Gothamist and Gay City News have more.

In Hawaii, a measure to make civil unions legally equivalent to marriages of straight couples has been approved by the state House and will now go to the Senate for consideration.

In Washington, a similar bill has passed the House Judiciary Committee and will now be go to the House floor for a vote in the coming weeks.

Yesterday was the one year anniversary of 15-year-old Lawrence King’s murder by his classmate in Oxnard, California. A vigil was held at his high school in his honor.

The Presbyterian Church (USA) has appointed a special committee to study the issue of civil unions.

Out comedian Wanda Sykes has been chosen to entertain at Obama’s White House correspondents’ dinner in May.

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