Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Morning Sweep

The New York Times profiles Queens an area with an increasing acceptance of LGBT people, as evidenced by the success of newly elected out New York City Councilman Daniel Dromm.

The U.S. Justice Department has intervened in the case of a Mohawk Central School District student who says that the district failed to stop other students and a teacher from bullying him because of his sexual orientation.

The two men who attacked openly gay Jack Price in Queens in October have been indicted on hate crime charges.

The U.S. Rep. who helped create "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and is considered the top House Democrat for military issues has come out against overturning the policy because of the potential for "disruption" of campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The U.S. Supreme Court has announced that it will hear a case on whether or not the names of those who signed a petition to put Referendum 71 on the ballot in Washington state will be revealed.

Maureen Dowd interviews Ted Olson and David Boies, lawyers in the Prop 8 trial.

Although many same-sex couples spend thousands of dollars legal paperwork intended to afford them the same rights and benefits as their married counterparts, here's more evidence that these efforts still fall short of the protections of marriage.

GLSEN, the Trevor Project, and the Matthew Shepard Foundation are among 100 charities competing to win $1 million in a competition sponsored by Chase on Facebook.

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