Thursday, July 31, 2008

Morning Sweep

The New Yorker has an in-depth on “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” and the first known gay member of the military who was killed in Iraq.

The repeal of the Mass. law keeping out-of-state same-sex couples from marrying there will come sooner than expected: the usual 90-day wait period for the bill to take effect has been lifted, and Gov. Patrick says he will sign it within the next 9 days.

Even though Bush just signed the bill that lifts the ban on travelers with HIV visiting the U.S., the Department of Health and Human Services still lists the virus as a reason to deny entry to the country.

Schools in the Ventura, CA district where 15-year-old Larry King was killed will soon start a program to encourage acceptance among their students.

A federal judge has ruled that students at a Florida high school whose gay-straight alliance was banned from meeting on campus must be allowed to meet there, just like all other non-curricular student groups.

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