Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Morning Sweep

President-elect Obama’s transition website now lists his civil rights agenda for the LGBT community, including expanding hate crimes statutes, fighting workplace discrimination, supporting civil unions and federal rights for same-sex couples, opposing a federal DOMA, repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” and expanding adoption rights.

More than 100 retired U.S. military officers have signed a statement calling for the end of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

California’s attorney general has asked the state Supreme Court to review Prop. 8’s constitutionality.

The murder of Duanna Johnson, a Memphis transgender woman who had previously been the victim of police brutality, has revived scrutiny of her case.

The outgoing governor of Puerto Rico has prohibited government agencies from discriminating against same-sex couples, but the governor-elect might reverse the measure.

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