Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Morning Sweep

Dwight DeLee, the killer of transgender Syracuse woman Lateisha Green, has been sentenced to the maximum 25 years in prison for the murder as a hate crime.

The White House has released a statement that despite the Department of Justice's obligatory position in defense of DOMA, President Obama is opposed to the law and will work to repeal it.

Dan Sullivan, the Republican mayor of Anchorage, vetoed a ban against discrimination based on sexual orientation yesterday, saying it was unclear to him that such discrimination exists.

Delegates at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's meeting in Minneapolis rejected a measure yesterday that would have made it harder to approve allowing people in same-sex relationships to serve as clergy. The final vote on this issue is expected on Friday.

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