Monday, March 2, 2009

Morning Sweep

The Poughkeepsie Journal writes on the fight for marriage for same-sex couples in New Paltz.

The lawyer for Keith Phoenix, one of the two men charged with second-degree murder in the slaying of Jose Sucuzhanay in Brooklyn, claims the killing was not a hate crime. He will argue that client acted in self-defense, believing that the victim was reaching for a gun during their confrontation.

A Troy resident writes on the changing climate for marriage equality in light of the pro-gay acceptance speeches at this year's oscars in this Albany Times-Union op-ed.

Legislation to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” will likely be introduced in Congress today.

Prop. 8 faces the California Supreme Court this week. The L.A. Times does a great job of breaking down the arguments on both sides. And not surprisingly, a profile of the two lead lawyers in the case shows they couldn’t be any more different than each other.

CNN reports that hate groups are experiencing a surge in membership since Obama took office.

James Dobson, famous anti-gay chairman of Focus on the Family, has stepped down. But as Joe.My.God puts it, "Don't expect Dobson's stepping down as chairman to have the slightest change in their evil doings."

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