Monday, November 16, 2009

Morning Sweep

The New York Times points out yet another area where same-sex couples are disadvantaged without legal marriage: the difficulty of last name changes.

An AP video report on marriage in New York features a poignant quote from a local NYC couple: "We share what I consider to be a great love and a great commitment and devotion to each other. And I think that when all is said and done, that should be all that matters."

The New Jersey Daily Record urges the state to pass a marriage bill soon so Gov. Jon Corzine can sign it before he leaves office in Jan. Corzine will be replaced by anti-marriage Republican Chris Christie.

The American Medical Association voted this week to pass resolutions declaring that bans on same-sex marriages contribute to health disparities; and to oppose "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

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