Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Morning Sweep

A measure that would give marriage-like benefits to same-sex couples in Washington has passed in that state's Senate and now moves to the House for a vote.

Vermont's governor said yesterday that he does not support a same-sex marriage bill because the issue is "divisive." He also believes that his state's civil unions law is adequate.

A lot of the LGBT chattering class came down hard yesterday on openly gay Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO) for his flub on the status of federal hate crimes legislation. His response to Andy Towle is reasonable--and reminds us why we shouldn't be so quick to go after those who truly have the best interest of our community at heart.

For LGBT Jews in NYC, Eastern Bloc is hosting a gay Purim party tonight. For the non-chosen: Purim is like Jewish Halloween, therefore big with the gays.

Claudia Brenner, a victim of anti-gay violence in the late eighties, will be speaking at SUNY Cortland on March 30 about the continued prevalence of hate crimes committed against LGBT people across the country.

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