Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Morning Sweep

City of Buffalo employees have gained same-sex partner health benefits and protection against discrimination based on gender identity and expression.

The vice president of the Rochester City council and the board president of the Gay Alliance of Genesee Valley penned this inspirational column about the progress that has been made toward LGBT rights in Rochester.

A new poll shows that Obama has the support of 60% of LGBT voters, while 14% favor McCain and the rest favor third-party candidates or are undecided.

The Louisiana Times-Picayune emphasizes the need for same-sex couples to hire good financial planners, lawyers and other guides to help them since they aren’t guaranteed the same rights as straight couples.

Some Massachusetts lawmakers are concerned about the timing of the vote to repeal the 1913 law that keeps out-of-state couples from marrying there. They’re worried their support could negatively affect their re-election campaigns.

Oklahoma County Commissioner Brent Rinehart has released an offensive gay-bashing comic book as part of his campaign for re-election, but he claims he’s “not even sure as to what homophobic means.” Look it up - in the meantime, we’d rather read Garfield.

Sorry, angry residents of the island of Lesbos – a Greek court ruled that gay rights groups can’t be banned from using “lesbian” in their name.

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