Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Morning Sweep

Gov. Paterson has declared his intention to put marriage equality on the agenda in special sessions of the Senate that he will soon call to deal with the state's budget deficit.

The chances of repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" anytime soon seem bleak, according to Politico.

California activists are flooding Gov. Schwarzenegger's phone lines with calls in support of and against establishing a holiday on Harvey Milk's birthday.

USA Today profiles Judy Shepard, who has been lobbying for a decade for the passage of the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act.

A new study finds that Massachusetts, which became the first state to marry same-sex couples in 2004, has the lowest divorce rate.

The New York Times' travel section profiles Campillo de Ranas, a small town in Spain that has become popular because its mayor will perform same-sex marriages, unlike other areas where officials are less LGBT-friendly despite the country's marriage equality law.

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