Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Morning Sweep

The attorney defending the man accused of killing Syracuse trans woman Latisha Green plans to challenge the constitutionality of New York State's hate crimes statute.

Actress Cynthia Nixon received quite a bit of attention for her lobbying trip to Albany yesterday.

The Uniting American Families Act will be discussed in a hearing in the U.S. Judiciary Committee today. UAFA would allow American citizens to apply for residency for their same-sex partners, just like opposite-sex spouses can currently do. Analysis at Politico, Daily Kos, and The Daily Dish.

A very sad Pam’s House Blend post brings attention to the devastating need for more attention to trans issues, especially those pertaining to trans youth. Much can be said about the bigoted comments of Sacramento-based radio host Rob Williams that have been making the rounds on the LGBT blogosphere—but we’ll just let his hatefulness speak for itself.

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