Tuesday, April 20, 2010

News Sweep

Two LGBT-related cases currently face the Supreme Court: On Monday, the justices considered the rights of a Christian student group to bar gay members from leadership positions. Next week, the court will hear arguments about whether the names of people who signed a petition to place an anti-gay-rights measure on the ballot in Washington State should be kept secret.

The New York Times sheds light on difficulties same-sex families often face when visiting their loved ones in the hospital.

The Times' City Room blog is taking questions from readers about transgender issues to be answered by the doctor-editor of “Trans Bodies, Trans Selves,” a resource guide for transgender people, which will be published in 2011.

Supporters of the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” are asking Obama for a re-commitment to ending the policy and charging that administration officials have been discouraging Congressional action behind the scenes.

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