Monday, July 9, 2007

Morning Sweep

The AP reports that UPS has refused to recognize New Jersey's civil unions as the same as marriage, and therefore will not extend spousal benefits to same-sex partners with civil unions. UPS does offer benefits to same-sex couples in Massachusetts who are married, proving again that civil unions are not understood to be an institution equal to marriage in the eyes of many entities.

A columnist in USA Today suggests that, were he alive today, Martin Luther would have advocated for the acceptance of gays and lesbians.

Two men in Australia will be the first Jewish gay couple to have their marriage officially recognized by Jewish authorities in the country. (via Queerty)

The New York Times featured in its "Vows" section the lavish wedding of author Andrew Solomon and a Newsday entertainment editor John Habich, which took place in Britain (where it's legal to form same-sex unions).

The Advocate will be doing away with its "extra cover" that is meant to conceal the cover of the magazine for privacy. The majority of subscribers felt that the measure was unnecessary--and the publishers wanted to be more environmentally friendly. Out may soon follow suit.

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