Thursday, December 11, 2008

Morning Sweep

Police in Buffalo are investigating anonymous anti-gay hate mail that was sent to several Elmwood Village businesses, possibly in connection to their inclusion in a LGBT-friendly shopping guide.

Police have now launched a homicide investigation in the case of the Ecuadorian man who died on Tuesday after he was brutally attacked while walking hand-in-hand with his brother in Brooklyn.

Obama’s pick to lead the White House Council on Environmental Quality, Nancy Sutley, is the first openly gay person appointed to a senior role in his administration.

Despite the lack of participation in yesterday’s “Day Without A Gay” protest, many activists supported the concept.

The New York Times writes on what’s being called a new generation of LGBT activists.

The Times also has the details of Tuesday’s Supreme Court hearing on Iowa’s same-sex marriage ban.

New Jersey’s Civil Union Review Commission has concluded that the state's civil union law doesn't do enough to give same-sex couples the same protections as straight married couples, and that the legislature should pass a same-sex marriage bill.

Despite the Catholic Church’s opposition, the EU is still hoping to convince the U.N. to support a resolution to decriminalize being gay in countries where laws against it still exist.

Toe-tapping Senator Larry Craig’s latest attempt to appeal his guilty plea has failed.

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