Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Morning Sweep

The National Education Association has adopted two resolutions calling for LGBT rights: one in support of equal rights for same-sex couples (they stopped short of endorsing marriage) and one in support of a federal law to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. The NEA is the nation’s largest professional employee organization with over 3.2 million members.

Now that D.C. officially recognizes the legal marriages of same-sex couples performed elsewhere, the next step is marriage equality in the District.

USA Today editorializes against “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

Journalist Kerry Eleveld writes for the Huffington Post that she is not impressed with the condescending undertones of Secretary of Defense Robert Gates’ statement that he is seeking "a more humane way" of enforcing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

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