Monday, February 9, 2009

Morning Sweep

The New York Times wrote on NYS Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith’s comments over the weekend at a fundraiser for HRC, where he said that there’s still work to be done to gain the votes needed in the Senate to pass marriage. Pride Agenda executive director Alan Van Capelle reiterated that this work is in progress: “Hope doesn’t deliver legislation. Hard work does…A Democratic majority in the Senate is not the finish line for marriage equality in New York State; it’s the starting line.”

Good As You’s Jeremy Hooper responds to the NYT story, saying that in the face of so many questions about whether marriage equality is possible in 2009, the best thing to do is to “do our part” by making our voices heard on the issue.

A New Jersey state judge has ruled that a lesbian couple married in Canada can legally divorce in New Jersey.

A NYT op-ed contributed by a veteran argues straightforwardly for the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

After much talk about whether his new faith-based council would include LGBT representation, Obama has appointed a gay leader to the council.

A U.S. district court judge will soon decide whether a Miami woman can proceed to trial with her lawsuit against a local hospital for denying her visitation of her dying partner.

A measure to put a same-sex marriage ban before Wyoming’s voters has failed in the state legislature.

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