Wednesday, March 10, 2010

News Sweep

Expelled former Senator Hiram Monserrate
is making his "no" vote on same-sex marriage a highlight of his campaign for re-election. The New York Times editorial board highlights this aspect of his campaign that "appears to be growing uglier by the day."

Gay City News
reflects on GENDA's status in the Senate and what Andrew Cuomo's possible run for Governor could mean for LGBT New Yorkers.

Police say that five men attacked another man in Brooklyn, New York last week while yelling antigay slurs.

Same-sex couples have begun to wed in Washington, D.C.

Demonstrating that there's still a long way to go when it comes to changing hearts and minds, more than 25 people have canceled their subscriptions to the Washington Post due to a front page picture of two men kissing after their wedding.

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case on whether whether the father of a Marine killed in Iraq may sue protesters from the Westboro Baptist Church who picketed his son’s funeral with signs that read “God Hates You” and “Thank God for Dead Soldiers.” Members of the church believe deaths in Iraq are God's punishment for homosexuality in America.

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