Friday, September 11, 2009

Morning Sweep

A federal judge has ordered the state of Washington to continue to shield the identities of people who signed petitions to force a vote on Referendum 71, which would block an expansion of benefits through civil unions for same-sex couples.

A Washington D.C. Council member has drafted a marriage equality bill that is expected to be introduced in the coming weeks and voted on by year's end.

A proposal in the Ohio Legislature to prohibit employment and housing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity is making progress for the first time, after years of languishing in committee.

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