Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Morning Sweep

The New York Times editorializes that if a federal hate crimes law is passed, the Justice Department "should use it aggressively" to protect LGBT Americans.

The National Organization for Marriage is facing several ethics probes into its political fundraising activities, including raising $86,000 to support an anti-marriage candidate in a special election in Iowa. That candidate, Stephen Burgmeier, was narrowly defeated yesterday.

Opponents of marriage for same-sex couples in DC are attempting to put a marriage ban referendum to a vote sometime next year.

NPR examines progress made on LGBT issues on a national scale.

Maine's governor stands on the side of equality, and will help raise funds to defeat the state's referendum against marriage.

The government of India has announced that it will not oppose the Delhi high court decision that decriminalized consensual gay sex.

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