Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Morning Sweep

Happy LGBT History Month!

ABC News in Rochester had great coverage of this past weekend's demonstration in support of marriage equality.

Following up on comments that he made two weeks ago regarding the prospects for marriage in NYS, Mayor Bloomberg recently told supporters “I actually think in my heart of hearts that this is going to get done.”

Can't put a price on the value of marriage for same-sex couples? Sure you can -- it's somewhere between about $41-$468k.

A marriage equality bill is slated to be introduced today in Washington, D.C., but although it's expected to pass the Council, it will then go to Congress for review before it becomes law--which could get messy.

Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid wants the White House to take action on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." He writes "At a time when we are fighting two wars, I do not believe we can afford to discharge any qualified individual who is willing to serve our country."

National Security Adviser James Jones said President Obama will focus on how to overturn DADT "at the right time," adding, "I don’t think it’s going to be — it’s not years, but I think it will be teed up appropriately."

The New York Times editorializes in favor of DADT's repeal.

President Obama will address the LGBT community this weekend, which will coincide with the National Equality March taking place in D.C.

A Texas judge has cleared the way for two Dallas men to get a divorce, ruling that Texas' ban on marriage equality violates the federal constitutional guarantee to equal protection under the law.

New York magazine has an in-depth on the frightening lives of gay men in Iraq, where Human Rights Watch is trying to find them before they are targeted, tortured and killed in order to shepherd them to safety.

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