Thursday, June 18, 2009

Morning Sweep

Pride Agenda Executive Director Alan Van Capelle responds to NOM’s threats that it will help fund primary challenges to any Republicans who vote for marriage equality.

The New York Times editorial board writes that Obama has taken an important first step in extending some benefits to the same-sex partners of federal employees, but that there’s still much more to be done.

Obama said of DOMA: “"I believe it's discriminatory, I think it interferes with states' rights, and we will work with Congress to overturn it."

At yesterday’s press briefing, the press corps asked extensively about Obama’s plans for fulfilling his promises to the LGBT community.

Legally married same-sex couples may now use their spouses’ surnames on their passports.

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