Thursday, October 8, 2009

Morning Sweep

NYC has launched a new initiative aimed at preventing LGBT homelessness. The New York City Commission for LGBTQ Runaway and Homeless Youth will aim to address the problems of teens before they resort to running away, and will providing housing, emotional support and family reuniting services for currently homeless youth.

President Obama plans to nominate an openly gay lawyer as the U.S. ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa. If confirmed by the Senate, David Huebner would become the third openly gay ambassador in U.S. history and the first pick by this administration.

The Supreme Court declined to hear two LGBT-related cases on Monday.

Same-sex couples can now apply for marriage licenses in New Hampshire – though the marriages can't be performed until Jan. 1, 2010, when the state's marriage equality law takes effect.

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