Monday, July 13, 2009

Morning Sweep

Now that the Senate is tenuously up and running again, it appears that much of its business, including a potential vote on marriage for same-sex couples, will be put on hold until a special session in September.

The New York Times editorializes that the Senate still needs to take up and pass important issues that have been pending, like marriage for same-sex couples.

Gay City News expresses the same sentiments.

The murder trial for the accused killer of Lateisha Green, the 22-year-old transgender woman who was shot and killed in Syracuse last November, begins today.

A suspect has been arrested for the string of anti-gay Upper East Side attacks in May and June.

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand may be planning to announce an amendment to put an 18-month moratorium on the discharge of gay and lesbian service members under the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.

A rainbow flag was raised at Rochester City Hall yesterday in honor of Pride week there.

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the 50-year-old civil rights organization founded by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and others, is seeking to remove the president of its Los Angeles chapter in response to his support of same-sex marriage in California.

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