Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Morning Sweep

Despite Harold Ford's declaration that he supports marriage for same-sex couples, Pride Agenda Executive Director Alan van Capelle reiterated his support for Kirsten Gillibrand. Ford may challenge Gillibrand for her seat as junior U.S. Senator from NY.

The first day of the Prop. 8 trial brought personal testimony from Kristin Perry, the 45-year-old child services professional who brought the case with her partner and a male couple.

CNN lightens the mood with our favorite quote from the trial so far: ""[It's] like putting a Twinkie at the end of a treadmill and saying, 'You can only have a bite.' And you want the whole thing. ... All I want is to be married."

Newsweek profiles Perry and her partner, calling them "accidental activists."

Unfortunately, the U.S. Supreme Court, acting on an appeal from the backers of Prop. 8, temporarily stayed U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker's decision to post video of the trial on YouTube.

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