Friday, March 14, 2008

Morning Sweep

Pride Agenda Executive Director Alan Van Capelle spoke with Queerty Editor Andrew Belonsky about the transfer of power from Spitzer to Paterson and what it means to LGBT New Yorkers.

CBS News covers incoming Gov. Paterson's support of same-sex marriage and transgender non-discrimination.

After being denied asylum by a Dutch court, a gay Iranian teen may be granted protection from Britain.

A new report released by a Lutheran group says that gays and lesbians should be welcomed members of the community, but also maintains that marriage is between a man and a woman.

Playing off of Benjamin Franklin's famous quote, "In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes," Andy Humm writes a piece for the Gotham Gazette about some of the legal uncertainties that some same-sex couples in New York face.

Service-members Legal Defense Network had its lobby day in Washington, DC to get members of Congress to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

Kenneth Cole, as part of his "We All Walk in Different Shoes" marketing campaign, features lesbian moms in one of the ads.

Norway looks to be the next country to legalize same-sex marriage.

An LGBT advocacy group in Greece has discovered a loophole in the country's marriage laws that may make it illegal to deny same-sex couples the right to marry.

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