Friday, July 24, 2009

Morning Sweep

Note: The Pride Agenda will be taking an office-wide recess next week. Our regularly scheduled blogging will resume on Monday, Aug. 3.

The father of two prosecution witnesses in the Syracuse trial of Dwight DeLee for the hate crime murder of Lateisha Green was shot and critically injured Wednesday night. Police say they are "looking at the possibility that this may be some kind of retaliation" for DeLee's conviction.

Advocates will rally in Queens this weekend in support of the victims of two recent anti-gay attacks.

Due to lack of support from her colleagues, Senator Gillibrand has been unable to move forward with her amendment to the defense authorization bill that would have put a 18-month moratorium on the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.

Attacks are getting nasty against Republican Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava, who has been endorsed by the GOP to run for Rep. John M. McHugh's congressional seat. Some don't think she's conservative enough due to her record on issues like abortion and gay rights.

USA Today has an interesting story on straight people who chose to worship in predominately gay congregations because they prefer the more accepting, welcoming atmosphere.

New York Times magazine profiles a W. Va. lesbian couple facing difficulty adopting a child because of murky laws there.

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