Monday, August 31, 2009

Morning Sweep

Vermont's same-sex marriage law goes into effect tomorrow, five months after it was originally passed.

Gay rights groups are working to raise funds in Iowa to counter those being spent there by the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage.

A Huffington Post blogger draws hope for progress on LGBT issues from Obama's statements on Ted Kennedy's legacy.

The L.A. Times editorial board writes that even if the federal case against Prop. 8 gets hateful and ugly-- which it likely will -- it will still help expose stereotypes of gay and lesbian families and hopefully, will in the end do more good than harm.

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission has fired two agents and a supervisor, disciplined two other supervisors and changed several policies in the wake of the much-publicized raid at a Fort Worth gay bar.

Top Chef's Tom Colicchio writes eloquently and concisely on his support for marriage for same-sex couples and his reflections on controversy surrounding the show's latest wedding-themed challenge.

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