Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Morning Sweep

The tragic victim of a brazen murder in Syracuse last weekend was transitioning, according to family and friends. Her murderer could likely be charged with a hate crime.

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee told the ladies of “The View” that gay rights aren’t civil rights because LGBT people haven’t had violence committed against them. Oh really? Please see above, Mr. Huckabee.

A task force met in Islip yesterday to discuss ways to combat hate crimes.

The lead sponsor of a federal bill to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” says it could be passed within the first year of Obama’s presidency.

Queerty identifies several openly gay members of Obama’s transition team.

The group that won marriage equality in Massachusetts and Connecticut has announced its plan to win same-sex marriage in Maine, Rhode Island, Vermont, and New Hampshire by 2012.

The controversial plans for an LGBT high school in Chicago have been put on hold for at least a year.

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