Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Morning Sweep

On Monday night, Defying Inequality, a benefit concert for gay rights organizations including the Pride Agenda, was held at the Gershwin Theatre in NYC. Good as You has great clips of the night’s inspiring performances.

The California resolution to invalidate Prop. 8 has passed out of the judiciary committee and will now go to the Senate floor for a vote. The resolution argues that the ban on same-sex marriages was a constitutional revision, and therefore should have needed approval from the legislature to be put on the ballot.

Democrats in Utah’s State Senate are calling for Sen. Chris Buttars to be removed from his post on two additional committees because of his anti-gay remarks. Buttars has already lost his chairmanship on the judiciary committee.

Also in Utah, Gov. Jon Huntsman would have liked to see the state’s “Common Ground” pro-LGBT legislation passed. He recently told Politico: “I’ve always thought that we were a little bit behind in terms of equality for people born under the same constitution.”

The public relations firm behind the “Yes on Prop 8” campaign reveals their playbook – and Queerty translates the lessons we can learn from it.

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