Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Morning Sweep

New Jersey Gov. Corzine says he hopes to sign marriage equality legislation into law in 2009. He has also announced a new regulation allowing transgender NJ residents to provide an affidavit of their gender identity to change the gender on their driver’s licenses, instead of the old requirement of proof of gender reassignment surgery.

The California House and Senate have both approved resolutions calling on the state Supreme Court to declare Prop. 8 illegal. The court will hear arguments on Thursday and will rule within 3 months.

We usually wouldn’t waste our breath on the ridiculous anti-gay antics of Westboro Baptist Church’s Pastor Fred Phelps, but we’ll make an exception for anything that involves the Supreme Court. The Court has ruled against Phelps, who sued the Casper, Wyoming City Council for not allowing a statue declaring that Matthew Shepard went to hell be erected in a government park.

While we’re on the topic of crazy, hateful anti-gay activists, let’s talk about the latest comments from Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality. He claims that young conservatives who favor civil unions for same-sex couples are confused by the crafty gays, who have tricked them into not realizing how dangerous civil unions are to society and what a threat they are to religious freedom. Even we don’t think we’re that clever…

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