Friday, December 12, 2008

Morning Sweep

The New York City Anti-Violence Project says hate crimes against LGBT people may be on the rise for 2008.

Following the New Jersey Civil Union Review Commission’s recent report, Gov. Jon Corzine said that the state’s civil unions law "hasn't done enough to narrow the gap" and that same-sex marriage should be established in New Jersey "sooner rather than later."

The vice president of governmental affairs for the National Association of Evangelicals has resigned following backlash to his comments in support of civil unions for gay couples.

The West Virginia Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case in which a lower court judge ruled that two lesbian foster parents are unfit to adopt the 2-year-old they’ve cared for since birth because they are a “homosexual household.”

Gay rights advocates are critical that the U.S. has not signed on to the proposed statement calling on the United Nations to condemn discrimination and persecution based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

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