Monday, August 17, 2009

Morning Sweep

Sentencing for Dwight DeLee, the killer of transgender Syracuse woman Lateisha Green, will occur tomorrow. DeLee could be sentenced to up to 25 years in prison. This month's Essence magazine has Lateisha's mother's touching reflections on this tragedy, and her courage to share her grief with the world ensures that millions of readers will learn about the violence that transgender people continue to face.

The Justice Department has modified its formerly abrasive stance on DOMA to be more in line with Obama's formal statements - but still technically in support of the measure.

David Mixner is not impressed with President Clinton's response to a suprise question about "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

The L.A. Times editorial board backs Equality California's goal to return marriage for same-sex couples to the ballot in 2012.

Human Rights Watch is urging the Iraqi government to address the continued killing and torturing of gay men as part of a "social cleansing campaign."

The horrifying assault last month of a transgender woman who had traveled to Trinidad, Colorado to transition at the town's famed clinic has shocked residents in a town known for its acceptance of the transgender community.

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