Monday, February 23, 2009

Morning Sweep

Last night at the Oscars, Sean Penn won best actor for his role in “Milk.” This inspiring essay, written by Dustin Lance Black, winner of best original screenplay for “Milk,” was posted last week on Towleroad.

In a New York Times op-ed, a pair of pro- and anti- same-sex marriage authors come to the conclusion that the federal government should, for now, provide the federal benefits of marriage to same-sex couples who have civil unions or marriages in their home states.

Hawaii has become the latest civil unions battleground. As the nation’s first state to pass a “defense of marriage” amendment, it would become the fifth state to pass civil unions legislation.

A Tucson, Ariz. newspaper is investigating the National Department of Veterans Affairs’ policy not to cover health costs associated with transitioning for transgender veterans.

Utah State Senator Chris Buttars has been removed as Chair of the state’s Senate Judiciary Committee after his comment that gay activists are "probably the greatest threat to America going down."

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