Monday, June 15, 2009

Weekend Sweep

Here's a recap of the news from over the weekend:

Former Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno has come out in support of marriage equality. Read the Pride Agenda’s statement thanking him here.

Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi also came out in support of marriage with an excellent op-ed in the New York Times. Read our statement thanking him here.

The Syracuse Post-Standard highlights local activists who refuse to give up in the fight for marriage equality.

Attendees at Rockland’s Gay Pride festival took a hopeful stance on marriage for same-sex couples.

The Gotham Gazette provides a summary of New York’s role in the LGBT movement.

Gay and lesbian couples in Iowa say that despite their new freedom to marry, there’s still much work to be done to overcome anti-gay discrimination in the state.

Rhode Island is working toward winning marriage by 2012.

National LGBT advocacy groups are dismayed at the U.S. Justice Department's filing of a motion to dismiss a federal case challenging DOMA. The groups say the dismissal is inconsistent with Obama’s campaign pledge to repeal the Act.

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