Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Morning Sweep

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand from New York wrote a second op-ed for the Huffington Post in support of repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." She writes: "It is time to repeal this outdated and immoral policy once and for all and end the ban on gays and lesbians serving openly and honestly in our armed forces."

As expected, marriage equality legislation was introduced yesterday in Washington, D.C. Expected to pass the Council, the legislation will then go to D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty to be signed, and then to Congress, which has 30 days to enact a joint resolution of disapproval to block the bill, which President Obama would then have to sign.

In other words? The AP reports the bill "seems almost unstoppable."

It's volunteer vacation week for the No on 1 campaign in Maine, and activists nationwide who are against the ballot proposal to overturn the state's new same-sex marriage law are answering the call to pack up and help out.

Meanwhile, the Yes on 1 campaign continues to spread the typical deceptive rhetoric with it's new ad about same-sex marriage being taught in schools.

More than 17,000 marriages of same-sex couples have been performed so far in Connecticut since they became legal there last Nov. 12. 75% of those married have been out-of-state couples, including many New Yorkers.

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