Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Morning Sweep

Gov. Spitzer's announcement yesterday that he will introduce marriage legislation by the end of the current legislative session has everybody talking (here, here, here, here, here and here). But the best, most complete write-up on the issue came from this editorial in the New York Times.

Part of passing a marriage bill in New York will probably involve turning the State Senate from a Republican to a Democratic Majority. Liz Benjamin points out some of Spitzer's early moves in making that happen.

Segolene Royal--one of the two finalists in France's presidential race--is a supporter of gay rights, including marriage: "Opening up marriage to same-sex couples is needed in the name of equality, visibility and respect." If only this country's candidates were so enlightened.

Urban Elephants (via an LA Times poll) reports that former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani is currently the #1 choice for Christian Conservatives, despite his somewhat liberal stance on social issues.

The federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) will be reintroduced today.

More hate coming out of the Vatican yesterday (yawn).

The much-anticipated "Big Gay Sketch Show" premiers on Logo tonight (10:00 PM).

1 comment:

KipEsquire said...

"his somewhat liberal stance on social issues"

Giuliani was in fact the Liberal Party candidate in his first two campaigns (remember, he lost in 1989 before winning in 1993).

I wonder how social conservatives will respond when that factoid starts appearing in attack ads.